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Russian publishers present new books at Kolkata fair
Photo: The Kolkata Fair’s website
Russia will participate in the book fair that starts in Kolkata on January 31, Year of Literature website informs. This is the largest expo in India, which will be held for the 43rd time. Most of its events will be held in conjunction with Mahatma Gandhi’s anniversary. This year will mark the150th anniversary of the birth of Father of the Nation of India.
Russian, Japanese, US, Chinese, British and many other publishers take part in the fair.
Head of the Consulate General of Russia Alexey Idamkin will open Russian stand, which will bring together all leading publishing houses and book distributors. The exposition will include more than 300 books. Among them will be new printings of Russian literature classics, works of modern writers, art albums, popular science books and many others.
Literature festival will be organized at the fair as a tradition obtaining for several years. Alexander Snegirev and Alexander Chantcev will be representing Russian literature there.
A creative encounter with children’s author Anna Goncharova will be held.
The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute will present its projects on Russian language studies. Book exposition will be forwarded to the library fund of Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kolkata.