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Iran guest of honor in MIBF 2015

TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) – A number of Iranian publishers and cultural entities are invited as guests of honor to Moscow International Book Fair.

Assembly of Sacred Defense Publishers along with thirteen Iranian publishers would participate in the 28th edition of Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF) in September 2-6 according to Managing Director of Iran’s Cultural Exhibitions Institute Amir Masoud Shahram-Nia.

Iranian publishers are going to present books mainly offered in original language along with 400 translated into Russian. Presented books are in various categories such as classics, religion, history and biographies.

Iranian publishers would be accompanied by some cultural institutes and organizations showcasing Iranian artifacts, traditions and cultural achievements.

Iran is guest of honor, in this edition of the event, with a free area of 300 square meters dedicated to Iranian cultural bodies present in the fair to hold workshops on Persian calligraphy, miniature, and music.

On the sidelines of the event, a special program titled “A Day for Iran” will be held, Shahram-Nia said.

Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati and some of his deputies will also visit the book fair.

Earlier in May, Director of the event Sergei Kaykin met Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Russia Reza Maleki and described the plans and facilities available to Iran as the Guest of Honor to carry out its cultural programs.

Among the cultural institutes to take part in MIBF 2015, are Tehran Municipality, Iranology Foundation, Sa’di Foundation, Tehran Book Garden, and Iran and World Touring Institute.

The Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF) was established in 1977 and is an official member of the International Organization of Book Publishers.

The annual exhibition provides both readers and industry professionals with the opportunity to be introduced to the latest literature news and meet many writers.

The event is also a powerful marketing for the book industry, as the fair participants study vital tendencies of the publishing market, strengthen contacts and develop new ones with Russian and international companies and sign contracts.

Last year, publishers from 63 countries participated in this exhibition and Iran put more than 500 book titles on show, including the third and fourth volumes of a well-known Iranian book Good Tales for Good Children by Mahdi Azar Yazdi translated into Russian were showcased, along with Divan of Omar Khayyam presented in five languages and a Russian version of Muslims Knowledge written by Mohammad Reza Hakimi.

By Mehr News Agency