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Iranian institute receives Russian honorary title
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TEHRAN -- Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) has received the honorary title of Honored Culture Worker of Russia, the institute announced on Monday.
The title was given by Russian State Children’s Library Director Maria Vedenyapina.
This is the first time the title has been granted to a foreign organization, the IIDCYA stated quoting an official of the Russian State Library.
The titled was presented to the IIDCYA during the Iranian and Russian Children’s Friendship Festival, which was held at the Russian State Children's Library in Moscow from November 18 to 23.
IIDCYA organized several workshops on puppet making, collage and origami for Russian children. 
In addition, a large number of books published by IIDCYA, a selection of children’s paintings and book illustrations, and a collection of Iran’s national dolls Sara and Dara clad in Iranian traditional costumes were put on display in exhibitions during the festival.
The IIDCYA also presented a package of Iranian handicrafts, Sara and Dara dolls, and Iranian carpets to the Russian State Children’s Library.

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