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News number: 8806120473

14:06 | 2009-09-03

Culture

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Iran Attends Moscow Int'l Book Fair

TEHRAN (FNA)- The 22nd International Moscow Book Fair opened in the city's Permanent Fairground Wednesday with the participation of 55 countries including Iran.



Some 800 pavilions have been devoted to Russian and foreign institutes to display various cultural products such as electronic and printed ones.

At the event, seven Iranian institutes are displaying their products in an area of 70 square meters, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry's Cultural Exhibitions Institute, Tehran International Book Fair, The Organization for Research and Compilation of University Textbooks in the Humanities (Samt), Al-Hoda International Publishing House, Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly and Iran's Cultural Office are participating in the event.

On the first day of the exhibit, five Russian-language books published by Iran's Cultural Office were unveiled.

The books include 'Family in Iran', 'Masnavi Molavi' (second volume), 'Philosophy and Goal of Life' by Allameh Mohammad Taqi Jafaari, 'Qur'an, Book of Guidance' (selected parts of Imam Khomeini's statements on the holy book) and 'Religious Illumination' by Mostafa Mohaqqeq-Damad.

Head of the book fair, Nicolai Ovsianikov, admired Iran's participation in the event and said that the two countries are interested in broadening cooperation in the fields of book and publication.

Moscow International Book Fair will end on September 7.