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Medvedev advised the Chinese to read Dostoevsky and Tolstoy

Prime Minister of Russia held in Shanghai online conference with local Internet users

To explore Russia, recommends to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, it is necessary to read the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Ivan Bunin.

The Prime Minister, who is on an official visit to China, in Shanghai held an online conference with local Internet users. Meeting was organized by Shanghai media group.

The interest in Russian culture and Russian language in China. And Medvedev asked the Council what he would recommend mandatory order of Russian works. The question asked the Internet user with the nickname “the Quiet don”.

— I would advise myself to read “Quiet flows the don”, if it (the book — Approx. edition) haven’t read it yet, — said the Prime Minister. — But, of course, the Russian classical literature occupies a special place in the Treasury of human thought. I mean, and the works of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Kuprin. Any of the works so far, in my opinion, is not just relevant, but represents a masterpiece of human thought.

Medvedev himself admitted that he sometimes reads the works of modern literature.

“I find them very interesting”, — said the head of the Cabinet.

The original article on the website “RG”