January 20, 2018:
The National Library of the Republic of Karelia held a presentation of the new book about Karelian Saints. The book Our Heavenly Protectors. Karelian Saints was published at the very end of 2017 with the assistance of the charitable foundation Utesheniye at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
A colorful publication, addressed to children and young people, tells about the feats and deeds of 18 saints of Karelian land. The author and compiler of the book is Svetlana Shlykova. The edition is unique, because it was translated into Karelian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Armenian and English language under the project of the foundation Utesheniye.
The participants of the presentation were welcomed by Metropolitan Bishop of Petrozavodsk and Karelia Konstantin.
The presentation was attended by representatives of national cultural societies and autonomies of Karelia. Creative groups pleased participants of the presentation with dance and musical performances. The books were transferred free of charge to the National Library of Karelia, libraries of the Petrozavodsk library system and some schools of the city, cadet schools, children's hospitals and museums of Petrozavodsk.
Svetlana Shlykova, the author of the idea and complier of the book, expressed deep gratitude to the National Library of Karelia for "brilliantly organized presentation and invaluable assistance in transferring books to municipal libraries. The National Library of Karelia amazes with its beauty and also status of a multifunctional educational center”.