The Russian stand decorated with the use of national ornaments of the peoples of our country presents books of various themes produced by the domestic publishing houses: "Exmo", "AST", "Veche", "Scooter", "Progress Tradition", "BSG-Press", Foundation for Socio-Economic and Intellectual Programs.
"Every year Russia participates in the Havana International Book Fair and our pavilion attracts a large number of visitors. Thousands of Cubans have been educated in the USSR, perfectly speak Russian and are fond of our literature," said the Counselor-Ambassador of the Russian Embassy in Cuba Sergey Rechikov, opening the Russian pavilion.
This year a writer, historian and radio presenter Petr Aleshkovsky with a poet, translator and literary critic Victor Kulla flew all the way from Russia to one of the main cultural events of the year in Cuba. The program of participation in the Fair includes lectures on the sites in the fortress of San Carlos de and in the University of Havana, speeches at the round table on the topic "The difficulties of artistic translation", a children's contest "I paint Russia".
This year the Havana Book Forum is dedicated to the main historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, who for several decades has been leading the Historical Bureau of the Cuban capital and is responsible for preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of the city. Recently E. Leal was awarded the Order of Friendship for his contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between the peoples of Russia and Cuba. At the fair, which is visited daily by thousands of Cubans, more than 40 countries of America, Africa, Asia and Europe are represented.
The Russian exposition and the program of events in the framework of the fair are organized by the United Humanitarian Publishing House with the support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, the Russian Embassy and the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Cuba.