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12/12 2012

Writing competition Music of translation is the best cultural and educational project of the year

The traditional PEOPLE INVESTOR-2012 prize award ceremony with which the best innovative practices of companies committed to social responsibility principles took place in Moscow. Writing contest Music of Translation was arranged by the iTrex Translation Agency, a partner of ORT, and won the Best Project in the Educational Field nomination.

The crew of professional jurymen and expert team for the PEOPLE INVESTOR-2012 prize took notice of the Music of Translations uniqueness: this is the only socio-cultural project which was carried out by Russian small business company. While having the international status this competition promotes ethnic cultural relations in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Another peculiarity of the winning project is that it was held by resources and team of iTrex Translation Agency only, without any additional financial and sponsorship support.

"This prize is a very important for us, - says Veniamin Bakalinskiy, the founder of "Music of Translation" and the head of iTrex. We tried to show that social responsibility doesnt depend on Business Size, and the condition of multi-million budget isnt compulsory for investing into society development.

Our competition is an Intelligent Communication Platform for anyone who is willing to share his experience and knowledge to improve and to build a cross-cultural environment up. Particularly we pay attention to educating the younger generation, so the participation in this competition is not age limited".

Writing contest Music of Translation takes place already for the fourth time this year and gives an opportunity for all foreign languages fans ​​to try his hand at the literary translation. The creativity of this idea is that the compositions by foreign authors who have never been translated into Russian are introduced to Russian reader. This project annually attracts thousands of participants who make literary translation from more than 30 world languages. The competition is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Government of Moscow, foreign embassies in the Russian Federation, national associations and cultural centers.


About the contest:

"Music of Translation" is an international competition in literary translation for fans of foreign languages ​​and literature.

The purpose of the contest is to perform the foreign literature assortment which has never been published in Russian to our Reader, as well as to provide a creative and media platform for the best translation talents in the Russian language space.

The organizer of the competition - iTrex Translation Agency.


The project PEOPLE INVESTOR takes place since 2008. Its mission is to identify and publicizing the best experience and innovative rehearses of socially responsible business practices to enhance the transparency and competitiveness of Russian companies. Audience: CEO and top managers of leading Russian companies, heads of leading companies providing professional services, local and international experts, business education institutions representatives.

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