The holding of the exhibition once again showed the failure of the attempts of hostile states to “cancel” Russian culture. Photo: Lyubov MATIYAK/Russian Foreign Ministry
In India, the International Book Fair continues its work, taking place in the country’s capital, New Delhi. It was inaugurated simultaneously with the meeting of the heads of the foreign affairs ministries of the countries participating in the G20, which was held in the Indian capital.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took part in the opening of a memorial exhibition dedicated to the common worldview and mutual influence of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and Indian politician and public figure Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition opened within the walls of the complex, which houses a book fair.
The ceremony was opened by the G20 Sherpa from India, Amitabh Kant. Earlier, he spoke about Russia’s key role in the G20.
Monument to Leo Tolstoy in Delhi. Photo: Lyubov MATIYAK/Russian Foreign Ministry
The initiators and organizers of the joint Russian-Indian exhibition confirmed that the purpose of the commemorative exhibition is to remember the strong spiritual connection between the two prominent thinkers and draw public attention to the ideals of equality of peoples and a just world order preached by Tolstoy and Gandhi, the inadmissibility of any form of domination and politically motivated discriminatory approaches in international relations.
The holding of the exhibition once again showed the failure of the attempts of hostile states to “cancel” Russian culture and centuries-old humanitarian ties between Russia and other countries of the world.
The exhibition opened within the walls of the complex, which houses a book fair. Photo: Lyubov MATIYAK/Russian Foreign Ministry
Earlier, the Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov in an interview with KP confirmed the strengthening and development of Russian-Indian ties and the community of our interests.
– Of course, a combination of cultural and spiritual values, as well as a sincere interest in each other, play an important role. With the Indians we are united by a similar worldview, breadth of soul and hospitality, a high level of spirituality and morality, a sense of social justice, faith in true love and sincere friendship. This is the result of an inextricable link between generations, deeply rooted in the past. Here we see the common heritage of ancient Sanskrit, which has preserved its presence in our languages, and the incredible journey of the Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin, who came to India in the 15th century, and the immortal heritage of Leo Tolstoy and the Roerich family. , the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and much more. It is important that both countries highly value this aspect and pay great attention to the preservation of our common historical memory. – said the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in New Delhi.
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