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At the Beijing Book Fair, Russia surprised everyone

August 30 2006

Today in Beijing opened on the thirteenth International Book Fair. In connection with the ongoing Year of China in Russia, our country is the honorary guest of the event and, moreover, has set a new record of the exhibition.

"" We are in Beijing exhibition stand thousand square meters. It is the largest exhibition of all participating countries for all years of the Beijing Book Fair, and also the largest in the history of Russia's stand on all international fairs, at which Russia was the guest of honor, including Book Salon in Paris, Warsaw and Frankfurt-am-Main "- said the head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of Russia, Mikhail Seslavinsky.

Our country has brought to the fair 5,000 books from 70 publishers. On the "book" forum there are well-known writer Eduard Uspensky, Valentin Rasputin, Dmitry Bykov, Alexander Kabakov, Mikhail Veller and Vasily Aksenov.

The opening ceremony was attended First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Russia, reports " Interfax ".

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