Spiridon Vangheli turns 89 today

People’s Writer Spiridon Vangheli, the citizen of honor of the municipality of Chisinau and “the father of Guguță, celebrates his 89th birthday today. On this occasion, the Chisinau City Hall addressed a congratulatory message to him, IPN reports.

To eternalize the works of Spiridon Vangheli, a square named “Guguță” and a bronze monument to his most famous characters were recently inaugurated in Râșcani district of Chisinau. The monument is 1.5 meters in height and was made by sculptor Veaceslav Jiglitski.

A children’s prose writer, translator and editor, Spiridon Vangheli is one of the most famous writers in the Republic of Moldova. The series of children’s books about the adventures of a little boy called Guguţă are his most characteristic works. The books about Guguţă became widely popular and the personage became a national symbol.

Spiridon Vangheli’s works were translated into over 40 languages and appeared in 68 countries. The writer was awarded a number of national and international awards.

Spiridon Vangheli was born in Grinăuţi village of Bălţi County on June 14, 1932.

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