President of the Russian Booksellers' Union, in a meeting with the Iranian Cultural Attaché in Moscow, called for interaction and cooperation with Islamic Republic of Iran in book publication.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): President of the Russian Booksellers' Union, in a meeting with the Iranian Cultural Attaché in Moscow, called for interaction and cooperation with Islamic Republic of Iran in book publication.
Boris Yesenkin, President of the Russian Booksellers Union, met with Masoud Ahmadvand, and discussed ways of cultural cooperation between Iran and Russia.
In the meeting, which was also attended by Iranian participants in the World Congress of the Children's Book Council, Ahmadvand, referring to the role of bookstores in introducing people to cultural products, talked about presence of books by Iranian authors translated from Persian to Russian by various publishers in the Russian bookstore.
He said although the use of new technologies in the field of publishing has brought changes in the style of offering and reading books, but printed books are still popular among readers and bookstores have maintained their special place among the people of culture.
While appreciating the previous cooperation of Boris Yesenkin as the manager of Bibloglobus Bookstore (the largest and most reputable cultural products store in Russia) to introduce Iranian works translated into Russian and to hold the unveiling ceremony of these books in this collection, he called for the continuation of such programs.
Boris Yesenkin for his part, while recalling his visit to the Tehran Book Fair, emphasized his readiness to cooperate and develop relations with related Iranian institutions.
The head of the Bibloglobus bookstore, referring to the impact of outbreak of Coronavirus on activities of the said bookstore, suggested that the activities of the Iran Club in Bibloglobus be revived by reducing the restrictions caused by this epidemic.
Also present at the meeting were Mohsen Haji Zinalabedini, a professor of librarianship at Shahid Beheshti University, and Ms. Farzaneh Fakhrian, a cultural activist who had come to Moscow to attend the World Congress of the Children's Book Council.