Hans Boland, a Dutch translator of Russian literature, has refused to accept Russia’s Pushkin Medal because of his objections to President Vladimir Putin as a ‘very great danger to freedom and peace on our planet’. Established in 1999, the Pushkin Medal is awarded by the Russian government to individuals for extraordinary achievements in arts and culture.
Call for entries: Rossica Prize for English translation of Russian literature.
The Likhachev Foundation announces 2-week cultural fellowships in St. Petersburg.
Ireland Literature Exchange calls for bursary applications from Russian and Turkish translators.