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In Dar Al-Kutub… Culture and Palestine in the history of Egyptian-Russian relations

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The National Books and Documents House, headed by Dr. Osama Talaat, will hold a symposium entitled “Egyptian-Russian Relations in Eighty Years,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, in the seminar hall at the National Books and Documents House’s headquarters on the Nile Corniche.

The symposium comes within the framework of the Dar’s Contemporary Egyptian History Center’s celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Russia.

The first session begins at 10 a.m., headed by Dr. Ashraf Moanis, and Sherif Gad, Director of Cultural Activities at the Russian Cultural Center, will speak and address the topic “Egypt – Russia… Cultural relations between ebb and flow.”

While Dr. Walid Khalil, Professor at the Faculty of Archeology, Fayoum University, addresses the topic of “Cultural and Scientific Cooperation between Egyptian and Russian Universities and Museums.”

The second session begins under the chairmanship of Sherif Gad, and the following speakers include: Abdullah Al-Saadani, a researcher at the Center for Contemporary Egyptian History, who addresses the topic of the strategy of relations between Egypt and the Soviet Union during the period (1952 – 1973).

Dr. Shaima Khattab, a researcher in modern and contemporary history, speaks on the topic of “Egyptian-Russian relations and their repercussions on the Palestinian issue.”

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