A presentation of the book "100 stories from "Agidel" was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the literary magazine "Agidel" in Moscow, in the plenipotentiary representation of Bashkortostan under the President of the Russian Federation. Munir Kunafin, the editor of the Agidel magazine, told Bashinform News Agency about this.
The event was opened with a welcoming speech by the Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Belarus under the President of Russia, Ildar Bikbaev.
The editorial team presented a unique collection containing the best stories published over the past 100 years in the Agidel magazine to Muscovites.
“I knew about the militancy of the Bashkirs, who was the first to enter Paris as part of the Russian army. Now I know them as a nation with great literature. We have few such magazines with a century-old history as Agidel. They deserve great respect,” said Valery Latynin, Chairman of the Council for National Literature of the Writers' Union of Russia.
As the well-known sculptor Salavat Shcherbakov noted, the magazine managed to create its own literary and poetic traditions over 100 years, and today it adheres to them. In his opinion, Bashkir writers have always felt responsible to their ancestors and contemporaries, thanks to which our people are alive today.
Today, Agidel magazine is actively working with writers from different regions of Russia. So, last year the magazine published stories by Diana Sverdlovskaya and Rodion Rakhimov and poems by Laysan Akhmadullina. These authors also came to congratulate Agidel magazine on its 100th anniversary and expressed their deep gratitude for their cooperation.
“Many guests of our holiday shared their memories related to the magazine and wished to remain as meaningful and open,” said Munir Kunafin.