|The fourth academic conference «Brusov Readings» was held at the Great Hall of the Moscow State Museum of Literature on January 20-23, 1971, initiated by the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute after V.Brusov, State Literature Museum and Moscow State Pedagogical Institute after V.Lenin.
The growing interest towards the traditional conference «Brusov Readings» witnesses the significance of this conference initiated in Yerevan and previously being held there three times.
The delegates from Leningrad, Yerevan, Odessa, Tbilisi, Stavropol and Tartu participated in this academic conference. Numerous young specialists took part in the conference submitting interesting reports.
The materials of the conference were included into the almanac «Brusov Readings-1971» published in Yerevan in 1973.
The book includes the reports referring to the poet’s science fiction heritage (K.Gerasimov, M.Vasilyev), his creative process over the novel «The Fiery Angel» (S.Grechishkin, A.Lavrov), and some presentations discussing V.Brusov’s theoretical works(T.Anchugova). It is worth note that some of V.Brusov’s works which had not been published previously were also
| considered during the academic conference, e.g., V.Brusov’s drama «Bertrada», his works on antique history and culture, the articles from English magazine, et al. The specialists revealed a keen interest towards V.Brusov’s translations into and from multiple languages: thus, the participants of the conference discussed V.Brusov’s translations from the Lithuanian and Armenian poetry. In part, they paid special attention to V.Brusov’s translations from «Grabar» (Ancient Armenian) and Western Armenian.
The fourth «Brusov readings» evidenced the conference’s progress towards a new higher level. Nevertheless, the participants underlined the need for widening its theoretical basis, specifically, for a more comprehensive analysis of V.Brusov’s creative heritage as a prominent and multi-skilled translator, writer and poet.
Upon completion of the academic conference, the participants visited the apartment where the poet had lived and worked the last years of his life, and took part in the opening ceremony of V.Brusov’s memorial Studio which was held there. A.Chudetskaya, the Director of the Studio, presented the work being newly discovered by the staff of the Memorial Studio.