On October 2, for the first time, the staff of the Center of the Russian Geographical Society in France, headed by its director Daria Loyola, took part in Russian Book Days in Paris. It is one of the key events in the cultural life of the capital of France this autumn.
Russian Book Days are held in Paris every year. This year the book salon is dedicated to the 200th birthday anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky, who is highly revered in France. The program includes an exhibition, round tables, literary meetings, readings, and other events telling about the life and work of the great Russian writer.
Together with the Russian House of Science and Culture in Paris, the main partner of the Center of the Russian Geographical Society in France, the guests were presented with the most popular books of the Russian Geographical Society – recent collector’s gift editions. Among them are "Tales of the Peoples of Russia from the Archives of the Russian Geographical Society", three volumes of the travel encyclopedia "Places to visit to get to know Russia", photo albums "The Most Beautiful Country", "Atlas of Captain Kruzenshtern's Journey Around the World", "Bellingshausen’s Atlas ‘Discovery of Antarctica’". French readers could order them right there, at the exhibition. The geographical map of Russia with reliefs of the regions made of wood also attracted attention.
In turn, within the framework of Russian Book Days in Paris, publishing houses and book associations of France presented books, magazines, almanacs, photo albums about Russia.