Kazakhstan writer Serebryanskiy won the Russian Prize 29 апреля 2011, 17:47
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Yuriy Serebryanskiy. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
The Russian Prize, an annual literary contest for Russian-language writers living outside Russia, has completed in Moscow, RIA Novosti.
Yuriy Serebryanskiy from Kazakhstan won in the Short Prose category with his Destination. Road Pastorals tale. The second prize is given to Estonian writer Andrey Ivanov for his Crisis. Leonid Levinzon from Israel with The Flight was third.
The winners received diplomas and money: 150 thousand rubles ($5,000) to the first winner, 60 thousand rubles ($2,000) to the second and 45 thousand rubles ($1,500) to the third.
The jury was presided by Chief Editor of Znamya magazine Sergey Chuprinin and included poets Timut Kibirov (Russia) and Aleksandr Kabanov (Ukraine), writers Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine), Yelena Skulskaya (Estonia), German Sadulayev (Russia) and literature critics Aleksandr Arkhsngelskiy (Russia) and Boris Kuzminskiy (Russia).
The Russian Prize international contest was founded in 2005 with the goal of preserving and developing the Russian language as well as supporting Russian-language writers around the world. 40 writers and poets from 16 countries have won the contest since its foundation.