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News number: 9107110362

12:00 | 2012-10-04

Art

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Russian Official Hails Iranian Artists for Creative Artworks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Culture Minister Andrei Busygin underlined the unique and fantastic nature of Iranian arts, and lauded the Iranian artists for their creative artworks.



Busygin made the remarks on Wednesday during a visit to different sections of the Iranian art exhibition underway in Moscow.

Iranian Culture Minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini also accompanied the Russian official during his cultural tour.

During the visit, Busygin referred to the Iranian arts as unique and fantastic, and described the Iranian artists as creative and gifted.

Hosseini arrived in Moscow Monday on a four-day visit to open Iran's Cultural Week in the Russian capital. Russia plans to hold its Cultural Week in Tehran next year.

Russia has been seeking to promote its cultural ties with Iran, specially in the last few years.

Busygin and Head of Culture and Islamic Communications Organization of Iran Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad in a meeting in Moscow in June explored avenues for the further bolstering of the two countries' cultural relations.

The two sides emphasized need for broader bilateral cultural cooperation, referring to the two nations' interest in each other's cultures, literatures, and arts.

Busygin referred to the special status of the Iranian culture and literature among the Russian nation, arguing, "We are pursuing the policy of expanding relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran seriously."