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Major book forum in Russia opens in Moscow
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The largest book forum in Russia will last from September 4 to 8, according to the website of the Moscow Mayor. The presentation of the joint Russian and Belarusian publications - War Long Youth and Childhood in a Soldier's Cap, - dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, will be held as part of the Moscow International Book Fair.
Publishers from 33 countries will present over a hundred thousand books at the fair. Visitors will be able to purchase book novelties, meet famous writers, listen to lectures, take part in a culturology marathon and have a look at All Edges of Granin exhibition.
An awarding ceremony for the winners of the annual National Book of the Year contest is planned within the fair. Participants of the Give the child a book charity event will collect publications for the country's children's libraries. Anyone can join the action.
Belarus became an honored guest of the 32nd exhibition-fair; a large delegation of writers, publishers and researchers of literature arrived from Minsk to Moscow. The program of the fair includes creative meetings with authors and publishers. Representatives of the Moscow and Belarusian authorities will take part in the presentation of new jointly created publications.
Representatives of Belarus will also take part in the ceremony of announcing the winners of the international Book Art competition, in which they award the best book publishers and polygraphs of the CIS. Belarusian participants regularly get high scores in the competition. The delegation from Minsk will also meet with representatives of the Belarusians of Russia organization on the sidelines of the exhibition and give them publications of Belarusian writers and poets.