In the wake of the 2016 celebratory year of ‘Greece in Russia and Russia in Greece’, at the inauguration of this year’s International Book Fair in Moscow (06-10 Sept), the Greek Minister of Culture, Lydia Koniordou, will co-sign with Mikhail Seslavinskiy, Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, a memorandum of cooperation in the fields of translation, literature and publishing.

Events scheduled to take place during the Moscow Book Fair include the presentation of the Anthology “10 + 1 modern Greek writers – for the joy of reading”, published by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, which aspires to familiarize the Russian public with contemporary Greek prose. The Anthology includes works by Maro Douka, Tolis Kazantzis, Thomas Korovinis, Christos Iconomou, Yiannis Palavos, Elias C. Papadimitrakopoulos, Dimosthenis Papamarkou, Agis Petalas, Giorgos Skambardonis, Nikos Houliaras and Kallia Papadakis.


At another event, Kallia Papadakis, who was recently awarded the European Union Prize for Literature 2017, and Russian writer Alisa Ganjeva, focus on the language boundaries in the era of globalization

Moreover, in the framework of events organized globally to celebrate 2017 as the ‘Year of Nikos Kazantzakis’, the philologist and lecturer at the Moscow State University of Lomonosov and the University of International Relations, Dionysios Maroulis will discuss Kazantzakis’ relationship with Russia.

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