IBNA- Attended by several cultural and political figures, the 28th Minsk International Book Fair kicked off in the Belarusian capital yesterday as Iran's stand at the event shone for its elegance.
Iran's stand in the fair showcases books in Russian on Iranology, Islamology, classical literature including Persian poetry such as Khayyam's 'Rubáiyát' and Ferdowsi's 'Shahnameh' (Persian Book of Kings)
Moreover, works of noted Iranian painter Mahmoud Farshchian as well as works of Iranian miniature (an Iranian traditional style of painting) and handicrafts are put on display at the fair.
The 28th Minsk International Book Fair features 281 exhibitors from 20 countries, including Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Germany, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.
The motto of the book fair is ‘Books unite people and countries’. The attendants of the fair wear masks and observe the social distancing requirement in the place.
This year, the book fair is also being held online through a Zoom conference featuring the central site of the exhibition, as well as all oblast capitals of Belarus, the central library of Borisov, the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.
The 28th Minsk International Book Fair will run by Sunday, February 21.