The ceremony of Iran's Day was held in the 31st Moscow2018-09-10 09:37
International Book yesterday where director of Russian Association of Khayyam Oleg Akulinichev proposed the foundation of Khayyam Cultural Society.
According to the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the ceremony was attended by the Director of Moscow International Book Fair Sergei Kaikin, Mr. Akulinichev, Iranian writer Majid Qaisari, Director of Sadra Publishing Naser Tabaei in Moscow and several Russian students of Persian language at Iranian stand in the 31st Moscow International Book Fair. The Russian translation of the Persian novel 'The Three Priests' by Majid Qaisari was unveiled at the event.
Director of Iran's stand at the 31st MIBF Rajab-Ali Salarian welcomed the attendants and described the history of our country's participation and programs of Iran in the Moscow International Book Fair.
Following the program, Tabaei, Director of Sadra Publishing explained about the history of tasks accomplished by this publication institute and continued with giving details about the Russian translation of 'The Three Priests' which received the Urasian Literary Award on Friday with its writer in attendance.
Appreciating the organizers of that program, Qaisari expressed his opinion about the translation of books from European languages mostly European and American works into Persian.
He said: "Before the Iranian revolution, the number of writers in Iran was limited, but now there are 2000 writers working in this field and a large number of them are women writers. The number of books published has also increased. At the moment, there are several literary agencies in Iran involved in translating Persian books into other languages and they have made good efforts in this respect. We hope that these efforts will lead to the publication of Iranian books in various languages across the work.
Akulinichev for his part said: "Like in earlier editions of Moscow International Book Fair, Iran has an active participation and offered fine programs. Iran's presence in this book fair may boost the cultural ties between the two countries of Iran and Russia. At the moment the two countries enjoy good relations and the ground has been provided for cooperation in different fields.
"Regarding the Russian's interest in Khayyam, I have proposed the foundation of Khayyam Cultural Society. This legendary Iranian poet is very well-known in Russia and is the clear symbol of cultural ties between the two countries.
The 31st Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF) was held on September 5-9 and showcased over 300 titles of Iranian books. The event is the major book forum in Russia and over the CIS as a way to enter the book market not only of Russia but also abroad to meet the possible readers all over the world.