Oil painting of Anna Bhau Sathe to be unveiled in Russia on Sept. 14.


Mumbai Sept. 7 (Special correspondent) The oil painting of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe, who captures the vibes of the global community, which is haunted by the desire for freedom and struggle against injustice and subjugation, and who created a talented poem like ‘Leningrad Cha Powada’, will be unveiled on September 14 at the Cultural Center of the Council of Indian Cultural Relations in Moscow, Russia.

Mr.Vinay Sahasrabuddha, President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations will preside over this ceremony. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State Narayan Swamy will be the chief guests.This was informed by Sunil Vare of Millennium Chamber of Commerce and Industries today in a press conference in Mumbai.

Anna Bhau has written some of his works about Russia, including Povada of Stalingrad, My Journey to Russia and many of his stories and novels have been translated into Russian language. Because of this, Anna Bhau became famous in Russia too. At ‘Rudmino Margareta Foreign Language Study’, a statue of literature legend Anna Bhau Sathe has been installed through Mumbai University. In a sense, a permanent international monument has been erected there.

Anna Bhau’s pen has crossed the boundaries of language and country. The Battle of Stalingrad, was the largest battle of World War II. It was a battle that we can call the ‘turning point’ of the war. Anna Bhau Sathe has composed a long poem based on this incident titled Stalingrad Cha Powada. He has named this war as the war of liberation of humanity. He has written on the struggle for the existence of the nation of Russia, the participation of the common people, the participation of women in it has been highlighted by him. That is why the popularity of Anna Bhau in Russia increased.

On September 14 and 15, international conference has also been planned on the topic in accordance with the 75th year of the establishment of India-Russia diplomatic relations in Moscow. The conference will be held at ‘Rudmino Margareta Foreign Language Library’

Moscow in which ‘Moscow State University’, ‘Institute of Oriental Studies’, ‘Russian Academy of Sciences’, ‘State University, St. Petersburg’ will participate.

Mumbai University has played an important role in this project along with the Council of Indian Cultural Relations from India. Director of the University’s Center for Eurasian Studies Dr. Sanjay Deshpande, as well as the director of Anna Bhau Sathe Adhyasana Dr. Baliram Gaikwad has a special initiative in this regard.  Dr. Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni, Pro VC of University of Mumbai also gave necessary guidance and support from

Apart from this, the literary works of Anna Bhau Sathe, which were translated and published in Russian language 50 years ago, are being republished through ‘Moscow State University’. It also includes novels like ‘Chitra’, ‘Fakira’ and stories like ‘Sultan’.


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