Elizabeth Isakov. International book fair And the press 29 times opened in Geneva, reports journalist Last news .
in the largest exhibition complex in the city, Palexpo, located 800 publishing houses And came 800 authors. For five days, as long as it will pass the salon, planned it over 2000 events - discussions, round tables, meetings with authors And special tours for school children.
Russia came to the salon in the form of guest of honor, putting on Some of the largest stands of more than 1,000 books. To represent the cultural heritage of the country And modern poetry And prose has arrived the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, who also brought to Geneva his book " the War. Myths of the USSR. 1939-1945 ".
Minister highly assessed the Russian stand, noting the fact that it presents not publishers, and individual books.
"The promotion of Russian literature, Russian authors, our classics, our theater, our music is our" ACE of trumps ", which is in our hands. Because there is nothing to oppose. It is difficult to disagree Shostakovich. You have the opportunity to say that the Russians can't do anything, as long as You have not heard Tchaikovsky, until then, until I read " Anna Karenina ", as long as the film Bondarchuk senior. And all the Myths about Russia fade themselves", he said.
review Medina, today must also continue the fight And " for the front of the historical memory ".
"History is only one of many tools, which are massive brainwashing. How this tool should not be underestimated, it is clear , for example, in Ukraine, when wzrostu generation of people who have in your head is just junk, people who didn't want from their heroes - Gagarin, Malinowski, Zhukova, Kutuzov, Marshal Grechko, the defenders of Sevastopol, from its history - And traded it on a professional bandits. Because Shukhevych, Bandera And Mazeppa is criminals, thugs And traitors, " said Fins news the Minister of culture of the Russian Federation.
international salon of books will continue in Geneva from 29 April to 3 may. The expertise of the organizers, and in five days he will be visited by almost 100 thousand people.