The RIW Group led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov has hosted an international conference of authors and intellectuals. It is the third edition of the Aitmatov Readings, this time dedicated to dialogue of cultures.

The event on November 22-23 celebrated the 90th anniversary of outstanding Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov, who was one of the founding fathers of the RIW Group and promoted the idea of partnership between civilizations in this works.

The conference was attended by diplomats, scholars, members of the creative community committed to the idea of dialogue between civilizations from 20 countries.

Azeri painter Ashraf Geibatov arranged an exhibition of his works during the event, and old photos documenting Chinghiz Aitmatov’s role in social campaigns were on display.

The conference was chaired by Head of the Center for Partnership of Civilizations, RIW Group Coordinator Veniamin Popov. The participants also praised the report on Aitmatov’s bilingual work by a staff member of the Center for Partnership of Civilizations, Elana Eshba.