(Persia Digest) – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif attended a ceremony at the Iranian Embassy in Moscow to unveil the statues of four Iranian poets and cultural figures.

The four acclaimed Persian poets whose statutes were unveiled at the ceremony were father of the Persian poetry, Roudaki, Hafez the great composer of lyric poems, Sa’di, and Ferdowsi, Iran’s great epic poet.

The event had been planned by Iran’s Embassy in Moscow from several months ago.

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The Iranian Embassy had earlier installed statues of a number of other Iranian cultural figures in Russian streets, including the statue of Omar Khayyam, renowned Persian poet, in the city of Astrakhan two years ago.

The bust sculptures of four more Iranian poets and famous cultural personalities are also to be installed in the cities of Vladikavkaz, Makhachkala, Nizhny Novgorod and Saint Petersburg by the Iranian Embassy in the near future.

A statue of Ferdowsi was installed at the Foreign Literature Library of Moscow some 20 years ago with the efforts of the Iranian side.

A photo gallery of Iranian ambassadors to Russia from over 400 years ago up to the present time is also to be unveiled in the future.

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The building of the Iranian Embassy in Moscow dates back to more than 200 years ago (1816). It has been used as the premises of the Iranian Embassy in the Russian capital since 1921.   

The Iranian Foreign Minister arrived in Moscow yesterday (May 7) to meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The meeting will take place today.

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