Igor Kotjuh is involved in exploring and addressing various topics related to culture, integration and identity. He also serves as a guide for introducing different cultural and literary phenomena to both Estonian and Russian-speaking audiences.
His starting point is a statement in one of his poems: Between fatherland and mother tongue / I choose both, or neutrality.
Igor Kotjuh’s efforts in building cultural bridges have been widely recognized and acknowledged.
A selection of texts and performances
2022 IX Ida-Virumaa Cultural Forum ‘Open cultural space – an amplifier of regional development’, Jõhvi Concert House. Igor Kotjuh, presentation ‘Literature and common cultural space’ (25 min, WATCH)
2011–2012 Radio 4. Russian talk show about Estonian literature Витраж из слов (with P. I. Filimonov). One show is 40–50 minutes.
Here are a few examples:
2009 Eesti Päevaleht. Igor Kotjuh, article ‘Estonian companies – too monocultural?’
2008 Eesti Päevaleht. Igor Kotjuh, article ‘The Estonian Russian wants to talk’
2008 Collection of articles ‘Sustainability and integration in Estonia’. Forest University in Estonia 2005–2007 (SA Metsaülikool 2008). Igor Kotjuh, article ‘Thinking, talking and reconciling’
2007 Postimees. Igor Kotjuh, essay ‘Estonian Russian in Estonian culture’