Saturday, June 23, 2018

UrFU professor receives international literary prize

Yuri Kazarin, a professor in Ural Federal University's Department of Modern Russian Language and Applied Linguistics, received the Voloshin Prize last week.

Kazarin received a nomination under the Voloshin Prize's "Best Book of Poetry 2013" category for Glina, his book of original poetry published last year by the Rusky Guliver publishing house in Moscow. Glina (Russian for "clay") was recognized as best in the poetry category among nominees from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Germany, England and other countries.

Kazarin accepted his award on Friday during the Voloshin September international symposium in Crimea.

Established in 2008 in memory of noted poet, artist, translator and critic Maximilian Voloshin, the Voloshin Prize is awarded annually to poetry book authors for their efforts to preserve the traditions of Russian poetry and their contributions to culture.