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Culture basis for Iran-Russia expansion of ties

Moscow, The Director of Saint Petersburg's Hermitage Museum in Russia said that promotion of Iran-Russia cultural relations strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Introducing Iran's rich culture increases foreign people's interest in the attractions possessed by the nation, said Mikhail Piotrovsky on the closing ceremony of Iran's cultural week.

Piotrovsky referred to the musical performances during the cultural week and described Persian traditional music as 'very interesting representing a small portion of Iran's cultural diversity'.

Iranian and Russian figures as well as artists from other countries world attended the event.

Iran's cultural week was held Sept 3-10 in Moscow, Russia and Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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