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Fazil Iskander passes away

Famous Soviet and Russian writer Fazil Iskander passed away today at 11:30 in his country house in Peredelkino. "He led an active lifestyle till the last moment, there were no signs of trouble," his wife said. …

Book Festival on Moscow's Red Square

The ‘Red Square’ festival was opened today in Moscow near the Kremlin’s walls. It is to last up to June 6th. Its program consists of about 400 events in six major areas, including …

 2nd International Festival of Literature starts in Tbilisi

Georgia is holding the 2nd Tbilisi International Festival of Literature , which will last until May 21. The event will be attended by novelists, essayists, translators, poets from the US, Chile, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, …

 Famous Azerbaijani writer Maksud Ibrahimbeyov dies

The well-known Azerbaijani writer, playwright, screenwriter, People's Writer of Azerbaijan, a former MP Magsud Ibrahimbeyov, has died at the age of 80 years. Magsud Ibrahimbeyov was born on May 11, 1935 in Baku. He …

Frederic Beigbeder meets with Georgian readers

Yesterday, one of the book stores of Tbilisi hosted a meeting of the famous French writer and director Frederic Beigbeder with readers. On the same day a screening of the film 'Love Lives Three Years' and a …

Umberto Eco passes away

The well-known novelist and historian Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84. His relatives said he died in Italy, but provided no further details, RIA Novosti reports. Umberto Eco was born in …

Poet Zelimkhan Yagub dies in Azerbaijan

National poet Yagub Zelimkhan has died in Azerbaijan. According to the poet's secretary, Musa Nabioglu, it happened on Saturday at 16:00 local time. In addition to beingan ashug (folk singer and poet), Yagub …

Fazu Aliyeva passes away

The well-known Dagestani poet Fazu Aliyeva has passed away at the age of 82, the Administration of the government of Dagestan said. The head of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov, expressed condolences to …