Iranian author completes book on fall of Soviet Union

May 8, 2016

TEHRAN – Iranian author Hedyeh Sharifi has completed a book on the fall of the Soviet Union and events leading to the death of Tajik journalist Mohyedin Alempour in her book.

Entitled “The Silk Road”, the book is now waiting to obtain the publishing license issued by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Saturday.

“The book covers the events happening before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991, narrating the events leading to the death of Alempour, head of the BBC’s Persian Service bureau in Tajikistan,” the author said.

Alempour was found dead near the University of Tajikistan in Dushanbe in December 1995.

“I was encouraged to write the book by scholar Ali Dehbashi who was aware of my abilities in the Russian language and asked me to write a novel on the fall of the Soviet Union,” she said.

“The Legends of Transoxania” is among Sharifi’s other noteworthy credits, which include tales from ancient Persia, and the countries located between the Badakhshan mountains and the Aral Sea in Central Asia.


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