14 April 2011, Thursday, 14:14
author: Lubov Kolokolova
The XV congress of writers RB is held in Ufa. More than 150 delegates – the members of the Writers Union RB, representatives of the authority, public organizations, activists of culture and beginners gathered to take part in the forum.
The President RB Rustem Khamitov is present at the congress together with Gennady Ivanov – the first deputy chairman of the Writers Union of Russia.
The writer’s organization of the region sums up the totals of its five-year activity.
Speaking before the participants of the forum the President RB Rustem Khamitov has said that people, who set the moral guidelines in the society and are in many respects considered the creators of spiritual development, are present in the hall.
“This congress represents very important event for this organization. This is the chance to discuss your professional and public problems, accumulated for the last years” – the President RB said – “Nobody except literary people are able to formulate people’s feelings and ideas better. The role of writers can hardly be overestimated, especially here, in Russia”.
Rustem Khamitov has opened such subject as the relation between writer and power. In his opinion authority mustn’t intervene in literary process but at the same time it shouldn’t ignore literature and activity of writers.
“Literature is the institute of nation’s self-preservation and nation is alive, while its creators are alive. The nation will live as long as its language and literature exist. The state has to help writers, I’m certain of that”.
The head of the region has wished all participants of the congress good work and presented Republican awards to the most famous and honorable writers RB.