Legendary Russian actor and theatre director Konstantin Raikin will recite verses of Russia’s favorite poets including  David Samoilov, Nikolai Zabolotsky, Nikolai Rubtsov, Osip Mandelstam, Lope de Vega and Alexander Pushkin.

Konstantin Raikin

“ I myself am composed of different genres. Poetry, especially high poetry, is, after all, a special state of mind … Reading poetry on stage obeys the same laws as any other form of drama. I feel that lately there is  a major wave of interest in real poetry. People lack some kind of vitamin in their spiritual food. Some good phrases, beautiful speech … Read Pushkin – and less disease will remain in the air.” Konstantin Raikin.