April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. Realizing the importance of the intellectual and moral development of children, the Lugansk Young Communists organization, in the framework of the campaign “Books in the Service of Peace,” presented the first batch of collected children’s books.
“We understand that children’s books are the first and very important textbooks in a child’s life,” said Komsomol Chair Anna Brekhova. “A collection of favorite fairy tales explains to the child in simple terms what is good and bad, why it is so important to help others and take care of loved ones. Children’s books lay out the main and fundamental character traits. Sometimes the funniest childhood stories contain deep thoughts that kids can recognize.”
The Leninist Komsomol continues to collect books all over the Republic for school libraries.
Favorite children’s books of Lugansk Communists
April 2, the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, is International Children’s Book Day. Lugansk Communists spoke about what books they loved as children and why.
Maxim Chalenko, leader Lugansk Communists:
“As a teenager, I read science fiction. One of my favorite authors was A.R. Belyaev. In our home we had a complete collection of his works, which I swallowed in one go. I share the author’s belief in the power of the human mind and the fact that there are no mysteries of nature that are beyond it. “
Anna Brekhova, Chair of the Lugansk Komsomol organization: “As a child I liked to discover the world together with the heroes of Jules Verne. The great French writer could so vividly describe different countries and continents, which he had never visited, that together with the heroes of his novels I became a traveler and explorer. “
Nikolai Burkivchenko, Secretary of the District Committee of the Communist Party in Lutugino: “I remember what a strong impression the poetry of M.Y. Lermontov made on me. Simple, intuitive, yet surprisingly sharp and exciting, it captivated me for life. “
Ekaterina Popova, Lugansk City Council deputy: “I discovered the Chronicles of Narnia before it became mainstream. Good always triumphs over evil, the truth beats lies — the characters of the “Chronicles” introduced me to such a world. Together with them, I learned that to win you need not only a sharp sword, but an open heart.”
Alexander Filipsky, head of the Lugansk city administration:
“Like many Soviet boys, I liked the novels and stories of James Fennimore Cooper. I liked to emulate his courageous, brave and powerful heroes, and their adventures are breathtaking.”
Translated by Greg Butterfield