A new book, The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss, has been published as part of the Kind Light library, a social project of EuroSibEnergo
A new book, The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss, has been published as part of the Kind Light library, a social project of EuroSibEnergo, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. We would like to remind that a year ago the Company started publishing a series of books for social care institutions and orphanages in the Group’s operating regions in partnership with the VostSibkniga publishing house and the Irkutsk branch of the Russian Children’s Fund. The editorial board of the series is chaired by Oleg Deripaska. The Kind Light project involves publishing two or three books per year; forthcoming publications include Bair’s Hidden Treasure by Leonid Krasovsky, The Crown of a Scythian King by Gleb Pakulov, and Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar by Jules Verne.
The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss by Vyacheslav Imshenetsky tells the story of boys and girls living during the war years and of their incredible adventures as they search for “Kolchak’s gold” aiming to help the war effort. In addition to compelling reading, children will be fascinated to learn the Morse code, in which some passages in the book are written, and, of course, they will also find a map and a key to the code. All these are elements of design of the book that enable young readers to feel directly involved in the events described in the story.
Vyacheslav Imshenetsky (1939-2009) was a Soviet and Russian prose writer, children’s author and scriptwriter. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod; in 1940, he moved to Irkutsk with his parents, and later he devoted his life to teaching and creative work and worked as a correspondent for the Vostochno-Sibirskaya Pravda newspaper and on television. As a journalist, he traveled all over Eastern Siberia; people he met there were the inspiration for his first story, Sarma, the Baikal Wind. Literary success came to Vyacheslav Imshenetsky after he published The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss, a book which attracted keen interest, especially among children. At readers’ requests, he wrote two more stories, The Commissar’s Hiding Place and Stand-In, published together under the title “Coded Routes”. They feature the same characters that were exploring the mystery of the labyrinth. And in 1965, an adventure film, Petka’s Path, was made based on The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss.
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 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.”
Vyacheslav Solomin, CEO of OJSC EuroSibEnergo: “Our country is now celebrating the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War; besides, this year has been declared the Year of Literature; therefore, the publication of The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss is very timely, and the book will be popular among young readers. I am sure that for the present generation, the story by Vyacheslav Imshenetsky about children’s adventures during the war years will become a link between the past and the future.”
Oleg Prichko, CEO of OJSC Irkutskenergo: “It is our duty to preserve the memory of the Great Patriotic War and to teach young people to respect the legacy of the Victory. I hope that children’s exciting adventures during the war years will interest today’s children as well. It is important to be able to defend one’s motherland.”
Olga Arbatskaya, CEO of LLC VostSibkniga: “As we read books forming part of the Kind Light library, we learn about those who live nearby or who lived in the past; each new book enriches our lives, develops our soul and teaches us to love not only rationally, but also with our heart. We become participants of events and friends of the books’ characters; we try to put ourselves in their shoes. This is how we learn to value the memory of past generations! This is the spiritual mission of the Kind Light library! I would like to thank those entrepreneurs who recognize the great power of books.”
Press service of OJSC EuroSibEnergo
EuroSibEnergo (www.eurosib.ru) is Russia’s largest private power company owned by En+ Group. EuroSibEnergo operates 18 power plants with a total installed capacity of 19.5 GW, including major HPPs forming part of the Angara-Yenisei HPP Cascade (the Krasnoyarskaya, Bratskaya, Ust-Ilimskaya and Irkutskaya HPPs) with a total capacity of over 15 GW; it also owns coal deposits with total reserves of about 1.2 billion tons, as well as distribution and engineering companies.
May 05, 2015