On July 14th, 2019, the All-Russian Festival of Poetry was held in the Republic of Tatarstan, dedicated to the 276th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding statesman, the great Russian poet, first Minister of Justice of Russia Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin.
The opening of the festival of poetry traditionally began with the laying of flowers at the monument to Gavriil Romanovich in the Lyadskoy Garden of Kazan city. Members of the Writers' Union of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Orenburg Region, the Perm Region, the Republic of Crimea, teachers, poets, the literary and cultural community, as well as the staff of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan took part in the commemorative ceremony. After that a «Wreath of Derzhavin from modern poets» poetic rally was held near the monument.
The festival of poetry continued in the Laishevsky district, where the wreaths were also laid at the monument of the great poet and the award ceremony for the winners of the Derzhavin G.R. Prize in jurisprudence and literature in 2019 was held.
The winners of the law award were Head of the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Tatarstan, Doctor of Jurisprudence Demidov V.N. and Head of the Department of Prosecutorial Supervision over the execution of laws in the operational-search activity and the participation of the Prosecutor in criminal proceedings of the Kazan Law Institute (branch) of the University Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Jurisprudence Bagautdinov F.N.
Bagautdinov F.N. was noted for his work «Illegal Remuneration in the Interests of a Legal Entity: Theory and Practice», and Demidov V.N. - for the monograph «Constitutional justice of the regions of the Russian Federation in the national system of human and civil rights and freedoms».
The writer Valeev M.Kh. won the award for translating the «Our roots are one» collection of myths and legends of the peoples of Russia and «White Cloud of Genghis Khan» Chingiz Aitmatov’s novel into Russian language in the field of literature.
Also, the honoring of the young winners of the poetry contest "Old Man Derzhavin noticed us» was held at the celebration. There were other awards. Librarians, teachers of Russian language and literature were honored awards, as well as cultural workers.
The guests and participants of the event
Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan Zagidullin R.I. and Head of the Laishevsky district Afanasyev M.P. made a welcoming speech and were presented awards in front of the guests and participants of event.
The participants of the poetic festival visited not only the city of Laishevo, but also the homeland of Derzhavin G.R. - the village of Sokury, where the tour was organized for the guests.