On March 19 Exxon Neftegas Limited personnel brought around 500 books to the village of Nekrasovka boarding school library. The books had been collected by company personnel in response to a request from the school and the collection was coordinated by an ENL volunteer committee. Some were brand new, bought specifically for the purpose, and some were from the personal collections of ENL employees, but in excellent condition.
The library's books were gradually falling apart from frequent use, but this gift will be a big step toward renovating the collection. The schoolchildren staged a Welcome to the World of Books ceremony to mark the handover of the books, where everyone, children and guests alike, read passages from the most varied works of literature, from fairytales to classics. To demonstrate how Russian poems sound translated, the guests read the poems of Alexander Pushkin in English.