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Wiki expedition - writing memoirs of Galina Ryabova, the daughter of Erzya professtional translator, the founder of Erzya literary language[edit]

By Vaija

Translated from the Russian Wikinews article Семья Рябовых: основоположники эрзянской литературы; also see Erzya version

Wikimedians of Erzya language User Group (UG EZY) representatives visitin a Galina Vladimirovna Ryabova-Popova

On the 11th of August, 2019 our small UG EZY has visited Mrs Galina Popova-Ryabova the only daughter of Vladimir Ryabov – a professional translator into Erzya language of well-known Russian poems. He was prosecuted up to execution in 1937 during Stalin’s period. V.Ryabov has translated Pushkin,Nekrasov and Finnish «Kalevala».

We have had a very interesting talk, made an 1-hour video, copies of photographies, letters, official papers, newspaper articles. Mrs Ryabova told us about his father and mother. She was only 1-year old when her mother was prosecuted too. She was living with her grandmother and aunt, whose portrait was painted by Sychkov – a famous Russian artist. Mrs Ryabova was very exited to see her father’s translations digitized in internet.