A bilingual (Greek-Russian) book Ancient Greek Myths: Cosmogony featuring 279 illustrations of ancient Greek myths was published for the first time in Russia. This unique edition was created as part of the Year of Literature, which is currently being celebrated in Russia, ahead of the 2016 Year of Friendship between the two countries.

“I did the editing and literary description of Hesiod’s Theogony with much love,” says professor and writer Irina Beletskaya, who has been teaching Greek in various educational institutions in Moscow since 2001. The poem Theogony – written in Homeric Greek - describes the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods and it was composed circa 700 B.C. The recently published book was presented on May 20 at the Moscow “Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev” Fine Arts Museum, part of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.