Russia Corner Collection
On 12 September 2019, the National Library in collaboration with the Russian Embassy in Mauritius proceeded with the launching ceremony of the “Russia Corner”. The event was held in the presence of the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Mauritius the Honourable P. Roopun. Several heads and members of diplomatic missions, representatives of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre and Mauritian state bodies as well as the President of the Association of Mauritian Graduates from Soviet and Russian Universities “MAURUSS”, Mr. R. Radhay, and the President of the Coordinative Council of Russian Compatriots in Mauritius, Mrs. O. Bogacheva, were present in the event. The opening of the Corner became possible thanks to the active support of the Russian Federal Agency “Russotrudnichestvo”.
The “Russia Corner” comprises of 200 books of world known Russian writers and poets such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Gogol, Turgenev, Fet and many others. The collection includes works of the Soviet period, on culture and history of Russia and many books for children.