Video: Liza Boyarskaya, Russian actress

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World Radio Day Message from Liza Boyarskaya, Russian actress.

Liza Boyarskaya is a young Russian actress and the daughter of well-known Russian actors Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian. She has acted in many movies and TV series in Russia, as well as in several international productions. In 2006, she won a Zolotoy Sofit award for her stage work in St. Petersburg.

Transcript: Radio is the most accessible medium. Being somewhere on a ship or on a train you can still access radio and listen to the news and any information you need. What is particularly important to me is that audio perception of any information is much stronger than from video. If you watch a movie, you see the picture. If you listen to the information, you imagine the picture, your imagination works. When I hear something I remember it better.

I find radio very romantic. I remember how I was listening to different records in my childhood. I think since then audio perception is very important to me. It is much more interesting for children to imagine a story and to have their own imagined picture. It develops children’s imaginations and elevates their mind.

It is particularly important that children and youth listen to radio. Nowadays new technologies allow us to access and digest information effortlessly compared to radio, which requires high level of attention and involvement. Radio forces the imagination to work.

Young people represent young interests, young impressions. Speaking about theatre, it’s obvious how different the young and old spectators are. They prefer different types of drama, and it’s very important that these young people share their opinion about this new theatre and their new impressions. I’m talking only about theatre but in any other field different generations have different views on new theatre, cinema, poetry, etc. Young people are our future and they should be able to voice their stories.

I wish everybody a Happy World Radio Day! ■

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