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A second book is published as part of the Kind Light project

 

Children at social care institutions in the Irkutsk Region and in operating regions of EuroSibEnergo Group have been sent the second book published as part of the Kind Light project: Genka Pyzhov, the First Citizen of Bratsk by Nikolay Pechersky. The book tells a story of a schoolboy from Moscow who has come to Siberia with his father to participate in the construction of the Bratskaya HPP. At the beginning of the story, the main character is portrayed as a headstrong, stubborn boy who does not get along with other children. Genka runs away from the construction site. This intriguing story looks at what happened to the boy during his journey, at his return to his father and his other adventures. The text is accompanied by colorful illustrations by Yulia Chernykh.

We would like to remind that this summer OJSC EuroSibEnergo started publishing a series of books for social care institutions and orphanages in partnership with the VostSibkniga publishing house and the Irkutsk regional branch of the Russian Children's Fund as part of the Kind Light social project.

The project of the Kind Light library involves publishing two or three books per year. Other books in the series will include The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss by Vyacheslav Imshenetsky, Bair’s Hidden Treasure by Leonid Krasovsky, The Crown of a Scythian King by Gleb Pakulov, etc. In addition, there are plans to reprint foreign classics, literary works related to Siberia and Russia. For example, at the moment an unusual publication is being prepared: Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar, a novel by Jules Verne. Besides, the project will certainly include publications marking the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. A gamebook for young readers about would-be intelligence officers is being prepared for publication.

Oleg Deripaska, chairman of the editorial board of the Kind Light series: “The joint project launched by EuroSibEnergo Group, the VostSibkniga publishing house and the Irkutsk regional branch of the Russian Children's Fund is aimed at introducing children and teenagers to the literary life of our country, Russian children’s authors and their works. This book series is aimed at developing children’s creative talents and stimulating the interest of the younger generation in reading. Social adaptation, new vivid impressions and a positive example that can help in real life: this is what children need, and this is exactly what they will find in the books forming part of the Kind Light project.”

Press service of OJSC EuroSibEnergo

December 22, 2014
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