|Persian poet Rumi commemorated in Moscow||
TEHRAN – The death anniversary of the Persian poet and mystic Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) was commemorated during a ceremony at Iran’s Cultural Office in Moscow on December 17.
A number of Iranian and Russian literati and aficionados of Rumi attended the ceremony, the office announced in a press release on Friday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Iran’s Cultural Attaché Hossein Tabatabaii said that the number of participants in the ceremony indicates the great love of Rumi amid the Russian literary and cultural figures.
Russian poet and expert on Pushkin Mikhail Sinelnikov, also attending the ceremony, delivered a brief speech in which called Rumi’s poetry very hard to translate into other languages due to its deep concepts and elevated thoughts.
He added that the Persian language is the language of poetry and art, and Persian classic poets such as Hafez, Rumi and Sadi are each examples of literature and wisdom in the world and every individual who is seeking knowledge needs to know them.
Iranian scholar teaching Persian literature in Russian universities Abolqasem Esmaeilpur was next and talked about the secret lying behind the eternity of Rumi and his poetry.
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