One of the carpets hand woven for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by Iranian artists with the special cup design has been presented to FIFA President, Infantino, at half-time during the Iran-Spain match. Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, the President of the Football Federation, and former Team Melli player, Mahdi Mahdavikia, presented Infantino with the carpet.
A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in Iran’s southern Boushehr Province recently. Experts were sent to the area by the Cultural Heritage Department here following pottery finds by the locals.
“The Mermaid” by Masoud Aghababayan has won the Jury Award for Best Film at Qingdao Film Festival. The Qingdao International Film Festival which opened on 13 June with the participation of four Iranian films in China, ended last night.
“The principles of improvisation are among the great achievements of the Iranian people. This achievement has to be preserved by the Iranians and they have to make sure that European music does not affect it,” Margarita Karatygina, deputy to Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory said.
The 15th Golden Apricot International Film Festival is Armenia’s most important cinematic event which takes place in June in Yerevan. World famous Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, is heading the competition section jury for feature films.
Cultural interactions between Iran with other countries have been developing recently. The cultural and artistic works of Iran and other countries are being exchanged for the acquaintance of people with different cultures. Regarding this, and the exhibition of Iran’s historical relics held in the city of Assen in the Netherlands, a similar exhibition of the Netherlands’ works is to be held in Iran; negotiations are being conducted in this regard.
Speaking about the return of artists who emigrated from Iran, Mohammad-Esmaeil Saeidi, Member of the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, said: “All those artists who are not guilty of any crimes or committed acts against the national security of Iran can return home; there are no restrictions in this regard.”
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
IRIB Deputy, Morteza Mirbagheri, denied canceling the appearance of Carles Puyol on a sports commentary program on Iranian TV for his appearance and said the real reason was his request of a very high payment.
Iran's second trade center in China opened in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, in a 300-square-meter building. “The center was launched with the goal of introducing Iranian goods and services, to increase export capacity and attract foreign investment.” Iran's trade advisor in Shanghai said.