«The Golden Quran»

«The Golden Quran» is made in a single copy at the Moscow Mint of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

The world’s most ancient manuscript «The Quran of Uthman» is the property of Russia kept in St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (former Asiatic museum founded by Peter I).


«A unique and aesthetically beautiful decision to cast golden pages with early Qur’anic type gives the Quran an eternal existence, allows it to be interesting and attractive and not violate basic principles of Islam. In the given case it is the most beautiful object of art made in the Islamic tradition».


«The Golden Quran» is the work of art which has no analogues in the world".
Director of the State Hermitage
Piotrovskiy M.B.


  Российский спутниковый телеканал “Русия Аль Яум”.

Июль, 2007
Язык - русский
 
The Russian Satellite TV channel in Arabic “Rusiya Al-Yaum”.
July, 2007
Language - English
 
The Russian Satellite TV channel in Arabic “Rusiya Al-Yaum”.
July, 2007
Language - Arabic
  Телеканал “РОССИЯ”. Программа «Мусульмане».

Январь, 2008
Язык - русский
  Телеканал “РОССИЯ”. Программа «Мусульмане».

January, 2008
Language - Arabic
 


 
Фильм "Золотой Коран"
Россия. Компания "WT"
Язык - арабский
 
 

Кыргызстан. Бишкек.
24-26 марта, 2017
Организаторы:
Компания «Мол Булак»


Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek
March 24-26, 2017
Organizers:
Company «Mol Bulak»


24 марта 2017 года в столице Кыргызстана Бишкеке открылась «Выставка вечных ценностей». Без преувеличения «жемчужиной» экспозиции во всех отношениях стали листы Корана, изготовленные мастерами Московского Монетного Двора из серебра и золота высшей 999-й пробы.


«Золотой Коран», одна страница которого представлена на выставке, это копия написанной от руки Священной Книги третьего праведного халифа Усмана Зуннурайни. Датируется она VIII веком.

«Серебряный Коран», четыре страницы из которого представлены на выставке, изготовлен в 2010 году на Московском монетном дворе Министерства финансов РФ.

Как отмечают эксперты, у реликвии этой нет аналогов во всем мире, а культурную ценность она представляет для всего человечества.

Коран — это вечное свидетельство пророчества и последнее небесное Откровение, которое подтвердило истинность предыдущих Священных Писаний.

 

Телеканал «НТС». Кыргызстан



Телеканал «МИР». СНГ
 

«The Exhibition of Eternal Values» was opened in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on March 24, 2017. Without exaggeration, the pearl of the exposition in all respects, become the leaves of the Koran, made by craftsmen of the Moscow Mint of silver and higher gold 999-th sample.


The «Golden Quran», one page of which is presented in the exhibition is a copy of hand written Holy Books of the third righteous Caliph Uthman Sunnyrain. It dates back to the VIII century.

The «Silver Koran», four pages from which are presented at the exhibition, made in 2010 at the Moscow mint of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

According to experts, the relic that has no analogues in the world, and cultural value it represents for all mankind.

The Quran is the eternal witness of prophecy and the last heavenly Revelation, which confirmed the truth of previous Scriptures.




   



 

Бахрейн. Манама
5-7 декабря, 2016
Организаторы:
Сбербанк России
Внешэкономбанк
Центральный банк Бахрейна


Bahrain. Manama
December 5-7, 2016
Organizers:
Sberbank of Russia
Vnesheconombank
The Central Bank of Bahrain



5-7 декабря 2016 года в Бахрейне прошла 23-я Всемирная исламская банковская конференция (WIBC 2016), которая состоялась при поддержке центрального банка Бахрейна в отеле Art Rotana на островах Амвадж, и которая является крупнейшей площадкой для встреч ключевых игроков исламского банкинга и финансов на протяжении более 20 лет.


Under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and with the official support of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2016) hosted two Central Bank Governors, featuring speeches by the Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Dr. Ahmed Abdul-karim Alkholifey, and Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj.


 




Видео компании «ВТ»
«WT» Company`s video

 

«Сбербанк России» и «Внешэкономбанк» были «платиновыми партнёрами» (Platinum Partners) на 23-й Всемирной исламской банковской конференции (WIBC 2016) в Бахрейне, во время конференции провели выставку и показали финансовому миру всемирно известные «Золотой Коран» и коллекцию «Мекка на серебряных марках», которые были изготовлены на Московском монетном дворе Министерства Финансов РФ.


Sberbank of Russia" and «Vnesheconombank» was «platinum partners» (Platinum Partners) at the 23rd world Islamic banking conference (WIBC 2016) in Bahrain, during the conference held an exhibition and showed the financial world for the world famous «Golden Koran» and a collection of «Mecca in silver stamps», which were manufactured at the Moscow mint of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.



Российскую экспозицию посетили Глава правительства Бахрейна Его Королевское Высочество Халифа ибн Салман Аль Халифа, председатель Центрального банка Бахрейна Его Превосходительство Рашид Аль-Марадж, председатель Центрального банка Королевства Саудовская Аравия Его Превосходительство Ахмед Абдулкарим Alkholifey


The Russian exposition was visited by the Prime Minister of Bahrain HRH Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, President of The Central Bank of Bahrain His Excellency Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, President of The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey.


 
Видео компании «ВТ»
«WT» Company`s video


   


Выставку также посетили многие СМИ и ведущие организации в области исламских финансов (the exhibition was attended by many of the media and leading organizations in the field of Islamic Finance): Bahrain Economic Development Board, Kuwait Finance House (KFH), Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), World Gold Council, GFH Financial Group, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), Al Salam Bank Bahrain, Boubyan Bank, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD), Simply Sharia Human Capital, Bank of Khartoum International (BOKi), Thomson Reuters, Ithmaar Bank, Grant Thornton, Al Baraka Banking Group, Ernst & Young, Islamic International Arab Bank (IIAB), Path Solutions, Luxembourg for Finance, Natixis, Capital Intelligence, S&P Global Ratings, Eiger Trading Advisors Ltd, SAB IT, Shariyah Review Bureau, Deloitte, ELIAN, Fitch Ratings, Bank AlKhair и др.





  Russia. Moscow.
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Exhibition "The Golden Quran"
June 25 – July 8, 2007


Organizers of the exhibition:
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The Federal Agency on Culture of the Russian Federation
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Russian company "WT"
With the support of:
The Muftis Council of Russia
The Organization "The Islamic Conference" (OIC)
The Arab League of Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization

Exposition of "The Golden Quran" represents 162 pages made of Au 999 gold with the text of the most ancient manuscript dated to the 8th century. "The Golden Quran" is made in a single copy at the Moscow Mint of the Ministry of Finance of Russia with the help of a unique technology. It took a year and a half to make the copy.


"Authors of "The Golden Quran" have created an absolutely new monument of the XXI century art which corresponds to its time in the unique technology and perfect execution".

 

 

"The Golden Quran" can be given a high aesthetic mark because it combines a laconic language, perfect technique and absence of any unnecessary detail. The unique and highest technology and correspondence to the spiritual original source make "The Golden Quran" the work of the XXI century art which possesses a special acuity of perception and aesthetic moment".


"The Golden Quran" is a worldwide cultural value which is in its turn the property of mankind. And this property shows how people in Russia treat spiritual values of Islam and forms a positive image of our country abroad".

Director of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Antonova I.A.


TV Associated Press (USA)
Language - Arabic
Телеканал РБК:

“Самой дорогой книгой 21 столетия станет «Золотой Коран».
Язык - русский
“Fully Golden Quran made in Russia”.

TV Associated Press (USA).
Press TV (Iran).
Language - English


  Russia. Saint-Petersburg.
The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Manuscript of "The Quran of Uthman", dated to the 8th century


It was founded in November 1818 at the Emperor's Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. A former Asiatic Museum.

The collection of manuscripts is the largest in Russia and one of the two or three largest and most valuable collections of Eastern manuscripts in the world.

The fund of manuscripts and early published books consists of more than 100 thousand items. There is also the Archive of Orientalists containing some extremely valuable documents on the history of national science.


Since 1936 the original of the most ancient manuscript of "The Quran of Uthman", which became a property of the Russian state, has been kept in St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

 

Radiocarbon analysis of the manuscript held in Holland showed that this manuscript is not younger than the second century of Hegirae, i.e. it belongs to the VIII-IX centuries. Paleographic analysis says that the manuscript was drawn up in Arabia or North Syria. This is the most ancient and complete list; there are at about 5-7 lists in the world similar to it in volume.

According to the orientalists' point of view this is the first list of the Quran from which all following copies were made.


"St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (The Asiatic Museum) confirms that the jewel was made from genuine manuscript dated to the 8th century "The Quran of Uthman" which is stocked in the institute and is a state property of the Russian Federation".

Director of St. Petersburg branch of the Institute
of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences


  Russia. Moscow.
The news agency ITAR-TASS
Press conference "The Golden Quran".
January 25, 2007


The Organizers:
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The News Agency ITAR-TASS
The Moscow Mint of the Ministry of Finance of Russia
The Russian company "WT"
With the support of:
The Russian satellite TV-channel RUSIYA AL YAUM

The press conference marked a museum quality of the work of art which was compared with masterpieces of the Great Russian jeweller Faberge.

"An eternal text perpetuated in the most precious metal is a miracle of the jeweller's art and a sample of the highest skill of the Russian craftsmen. It will now be saved for ever".

"This manuscript is very important for science. It represents an early stage of the text composition including the fact that ways of "handwriting" differ from modern writing".

Head of the Arab philology department of the Moscow State University
Professor Frolov D.V.
 

The work of art is of the highest quality and has no analogues in the world. It took the largest world's mint a year and a half to make the first copy of "The Quran of Uthman". It is impossible to fake or copy the work of art.

The press conference emphasized that the very existence of this most ancient manuscript confirms a very early origin of the complete text of the Quran.




  Iran. Tehran. The Great Mosalla of Imam Khomeini
The 15th International Holy Quran Exhibition
September 22 – October 2, 2007


Organizers of the exhibition:
The Ministry of Culture of Iran
The Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations of Iran
With the support of:
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Moscow
The Cultural Agency of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Russia
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Muftis Council of Russia
The Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS
The Russian News & Information Agency NOVOSTI
TV and radio broadcasting company of the Islamic Republic of Iran

"The Golden Quran" won the first place at the exhibition in Iran and was given a special diploma.

"The Russian Golden Quran" has conquered Tehran".

"Made in Russia golden copy of the most ancient Quran manuscript has become a real adornment of the 15th Tehran International Quran Exhibition".
ITAR-TASS, RUSSIA

"The Golden Quran can become a pearl of any collection be it private or state".
 

 
The work of art was compared with works of the great master of the past, Faberge, master who created hundred years ago for monarchs of Russia and Europe.
ITAR-TASS, RUSSIA

"We call upon all Arabic and Moslem countries to purchase such a worthy copy of this noble Quran, the Quran of Uthman, and put it in the place it deserves, in the most worthy place of one's home".
Guma Al Fargeani
Ambassador of the League of Islamic States in the Russian Federation


  Bahrain. Manama.
The World's Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations"
January 27 – 30, 2008


The Organizers:
The World's Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations"
Bahrain "Dialogue of Civilization"
With the support of:
The Prime Minister of Bahrain
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Moscow Mint of Goznak

We are proud that this is Russia who has saved the most ancient Quran manuscript for mankind, that the Russian craftsmen have cast its holy text in the noble metal which will save the Quran for ever".
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Saltanov A.V.

"The Moscow Mint has great experience in producing exclusive works; that is why every work made by the enterprise immediately becomes an object of interest for connoisseurs of the beautiful and collectors".

"The Golden Quran" – letters have absolutely smooth surface; material thickness is 0,3 millimeters, and letters height is three times more. This is the miracle of the jeweller's art".
Intergovernmental TV company MIR

 

 
"What impresses everyone is the result of mutual work of organizers and authors of the idea and skilful masters-performers who have created a wonderful work of art that perpetuated a priceless manuscript of the "Quran of Uthman" dated to the 8th century. This is the great work of worthy people!"

Chairman of the Cultural Committee
of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly
Kobzon I.D.


  Tatarstan. Kazan.
The State Historic and Architectural Museum-Reserve "The Kremlin of Kazan"
February 26, 2008


The Organizers:
The State Museum-Reserve "The Kremlin of Kazan"
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The representative office of the Republic of Tatarstan under the President of the Russia
The Russian company "WT"
With the support of:
The Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS
The Russian News & Information Agency NOVOSTI

"The Golden Quran" has no analogues in the world.


This project possesses an absolute culturological value first of all from the point of view of implementation way. There is an absolute accuracy in proportions, letters, spelling; smallest details, roughnesses and peculiarities of handwriting are taken into account. From this point of view today this project has no analogues in the world".

Director of the State Historic and Architectural
Museum-Reserve "The Kremlin of Kazan"
Ramil Khairutdinov
 
“Golden Quran”

TV Associated Press (USA).
Press TV (Iran).
Language - English

 
"The project has been implemented and presented beautifully. And regarding beauty there is a wonderful utterance-hadith – "Eternal beauty inheres God and God loves demonstrations of beauty that come from people". In the given project such beauty exists".
Aliautdinov S.
Imam of the Mosque on Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow

"The Quran of Uthman" has always attracted attention of scientists-theologians from all parts of the Arab and Moslem world".
Chairman of the Muftis Council of Russia
Ravil-Khazrat Gainutdin



  Russia. Moscow. The News Agency ITAR-TASS.
Press conference "The Russian "Golden Quran" and Islamic world"
March 27, 2008


The Organizers:
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The News Agency ITAR-TASS
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The Russian company "WT"
With the support of:
The Russian TV-channels RUSIYA AL YAUM and "ROSSIA"
Radio station "Golos Rossii"

"The Golden Quran" represents an extraordinary value for the museum of the Orient since we also hold exhibitions of Moslem calligraphers. It would be great if Saudi Arabia could see the Quran because this is the country where the work of art can be appreciated at its true value".
First Deputy Director of the State museum of the Orient
Metaxa T.K.

"The Golden Quran" is the monument of the XXI century art which corresponds to its time. Technology of its execution is unique. As against an ancient original manuscript dated to the 8th century "The Golden Quran" has much more exhibition possibilities. This monument of art will perform a mission of cultural ties between countries and confessions".
Chief Custodian Of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Potapova T.V.
 

 
"Texts of the Holy Scripture represent spiritual values and gold – material ones.»The Golden Quran" is a very successful fusion of these values. This work of art is of the highest standard both in the ordinary and figurative senses of the word".
Deputy director
of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian academy of Sciences
Professor Isaev V.A.



  Libya. Tripoli
The First Holy Quran Exhibition
The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
September 17 - 27, 2008


The Organizers:
The Ministry of Culture of Libya
The International Exhibition Center of Libya
With the support of:
Embassy of Libya in Russia
The International Islamic Call Society
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

"The Golden Quran" made in Russia and exhibited in Tripoli in 2008 at the International Holy Quran Exhibition, which was help during Ramadan, was given a special diploma in Libya.

"The word of God should be brought into the world by any means".
Theologians of the Islamic Studies Centre Al-Azkhar in Egypt

"The Golden Quran" is the work of art that has no analogues in the world. It is a sign of respect of Russia to all people of the world who profess Islam and its values. Creation of the Quran was aimed at rapprochement of people of different nations and confessions both in our country and abroad".
Director of the State Hermitage
Piotrovskiy M.B
  The Russian Satellite TV channel in Arabic “Rusiya Al-Yaum”. Exhibition in Libya.
October, 2008
Language - Arabic

TV Al Jazeera (Qatar) Exhibition in Libya, Tripoli.
October, 2008
Language - Arabic
 
"The Quran of Uthman" takes a special place among spiritual values of Islamic civilization. "The Quran of Uthman" is a living testimony to the ancient history of Islam which connects the epoch of the third "righteous caliph’s" government with nowadays".
Chairman of the Muftis Council of Russia
Ravil-Khazrat Gainutdin
  Satellite TV “MBC”. (London) Exhibition in Libya, Tripoli.
October, 2008
Language - Arabic



  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh. Royal Palace
March 7, 2009


The Organizers:
The Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
With the support of:
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Groups of strategic vision "Russia – Islamic world"
Centre of civilizations partnership

The golden copy of one page of the most ancient manuscript dated to the 8th century "The Quran of Uthman" was presented to the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud during Al Janadria's 24th National Festival for Heritage and Culture which was held in the Kingdom. The minister of Culture of Russia, Avdeev A.A., visited the festival opening ceremony.


I would also like to particularly praise this special and unprecedented Work of Art that represents a brilliant performance and achievement reflecting the creativity and skillfulness shown in the process of designing this holy copy from The Holy Quran".

 

Secretary General
Of the Cooperation Council For Arab States of The Gulf (GCC)
Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah


 

"The Golden Quran" has great potential in pushing forward the dialogue between religions, cultures and civilizations; cooperation between Russia, Moslem world and Europe. It contributes to creation of a positive image of our country abroad and represents a value for the Moslems and the whole mankind”.

Director of the State Hermitage
Piotrovskiy M.B.



  Russia. Moscow.
The State fund of precious metals and jewels of the Russian Federation (Gokhran). The National competition "Jewellers to the XXI century"
June 1 - November 20, 2009


The Organizers:
Gokhran of the Russian Federation
Goznak of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
The National collection centre of pieces of art
With the support of:
The Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Culture and mass communications of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Competition in commemoration of the 290th anniversary of the State fund of precious metals and jewels of Russia. Purpose – popularization of contemporary national leweller's art, further training of jewellers and designers in the sphere of creation of highly artistic jewelry, unification of artistic and jewellers' traditions and new trends of jeweller's art.


Winners of competitions of the leading jewelry exhibitions of Russia took part in this contest.

 

 
"The Golden Quran" project is a wonderful example of a dialogue between different cultures in Russia and abroad because beauty is beauty for the faithful and all the rest.
Director of the State Hermitage
Piotrovskiy M.B.

"Islam, Islamic countries and culture play more and more important role in this difficult world".
Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Rybakov R.B.


  Russia. Moscow.
Museum of modern calligraphy.
The 2nd International exhibition of calligraphy
October 14 – November 14, 2009

The exhibition was held under the aegis of the Russian Federation UNESCO Committee


The Organizers:
The Contemporary museum of calligraphy
The National Union of Calligraphers
With the support of:
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

More than 1300 showpieces were displayed at the exhibition. Among the most valuable and unique collections of the exhibition were calligraphic works of artists from 33 countries including "The Golden Quran", the collection "The sacral calligraphy", the collection of calligraphic statements for the National Union of Calligraphers, etc. There are handwritten books (ancient, rare, published in a single edition, miniature), books on calligraphy and writing materials of artists-calligraphers in the exhibition funds.


Special attention at the exhibition was payed to topic sections that represented the script culture of different nations, countries and religions.

 

 

The exhibition was held under the aegis of the Russian Federation UNESCO Committee with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and aroused great interest both in the cultural environment and mass media. Among guests of the exhibition were collectors from all over the world, art dealers, art experts, critics and representatives of institutions of culture.


More than 40 000 people visited the exhibition of the Modern Museum of Calligraphy.



  Russia. Moscow.
The Central Exhibition Hall "Manege".
The Anniversary exhibition Millionaire Fair Moscow 2009.
October 23 – 25, 2009


The Organizers:
Gijrath Media Group International B. V.
Millionaire Fair

  Millionaire Fair Moscow 2009 – the 5th anniversary of a fantastic luxury holiday.
"The Russian company "WT" and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences wrote a letter to the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, with an offer to purchase "The Golden Quran" and present it on behalf of the White House to the Islamic Republic of Iran. This symbolic gesture would show the will of politicians to establish peace. That would be symbolic: America presents Iran with the Quran made in Russia".
News agency of Azerbaijan "Bakililar"
 

 
"The "WT" company addressed the Chairman of the People's Republic of China offering him to consider the question of purchasing "The Golden Quran" in order to present it at the 40th anniversary of the Organization "The Islamic Conference".  
IslamNews

"It is important that it was in Russia where people addressed this monument. It means that in general chorus of the Russian culture the voice of Islam is extremely significant".
Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies
of the Russian Academy of Sciences Rybakov R.B.


  Russia. Moscow
The State Historical Museum
“Jewelers to the XXI century” national contest award
December 21, 2009


The Organizers:
Gokhran of the Russian Federation
The State Historical Museum
The National Collection Centre of objects of art
With the support of:
The Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Culture and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

“The Golden Quran” is awarded a diploma of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.


“The Golden Quran” is a unique aesthetic decision. Golden pages with early koranic type”.
Director of the State Hermitage Piotrovskiy M.B.


On December 21, 2009 in Moscow in the State Historical Museum on Red Square took place an award ceremony of winners of the national contest “Jewelers of the XXI century”. “The Golden Quran” was awarded a diploma of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and a special prize of Gokhran for the 1st place in the nomination “The jeweller’s art”.

 

 

The contest was held on the occasion of the 290th anniversary of the State fund of precious metals and stones. The purpose of the contest was to make national jeweller’s art popular, to improve jewellers’ and designers’ craftsmanship in the sphere of highly artistic jewels, to unite artistic and jeweller’s traditions with new trends in jeweller’s art development.


Winners of the leading jewelry exhibitions of Russia took part in the contest.



  Egypt. Cairo
The 42th International Book Fair
January 28 – February 13, 2010


The Organizers:
The Ministry of Culture of Egypt
The General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO)
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
The Federal Press and Mass Media Agency

The golden page with the engraved text of the most ancient manuscript “The Quran of Uthman” made at the Moscow Mint was presented to president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak at the opening of the International book fair in Cairo. This year Russia is its honoured guest.


According to Igor Shchegolev minister of communications and mass media of the Russian Federation and head of the Russian delegation Mubarak is convinced that Russian should be widely presented not at the book exhibition alone but in the Arab world in the whole.

  TV Egypt. The 42th International Book Fair.
January - February, 2010
Language - Arabic

 

Mubarak was interested in the golden page which was made of Au 999 gold and took a central place in the Russian stand. The page had the exact copy of “The Quran of Uthman” text engraved in it in the ancient Arabic handwriting. This manuscript dated to the 8th century is considered to be the first list of the Quran written in the time of the third righteous caliph Uthman. All following copies were made from it. According to the legend Uthman was killed over this very manuscript and his blood spilt on its pages. That it why following copies of the manuscript have spots of blood. The Moscow Mint has made 163 pages from the original manuscript which is kept in St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is the property of the Russian Federation.



  Russia. Velikiy Novgorog.
Yaroslavovo dvorishche
The 3rd International Calligraphy Exhibition
September 10-12, 2010

Under the egis of the Russian Federation Committee for UNESCO affairs


The organizers:
The Modern Museum of Calligraphy
The National Union of Calligraphers
The International Exhibition Company MVK
With the support of:
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The Russian State Library
The Russian National Library

A new monument to the XXI century art “The Golden Quran” was displayed at the 3rd International exhibition of calligraphy which was held in Velikiy Novgorod on September 10-12, 2010. Craftsmen from 43 countries took part in the exhibition.


The initiative of the Russian party regarding holding “The Golden Quran” exhibition in the territory of the Kingdom in the nearest future was discussed on the 3rd session of the Joint intergovernmental committee of Russia and Saudi Arabia during St. Petersburg’s International economic forum which was held in June, 2010.

 

 

It is symbolic that “The Golden Quran” was exhibited in Moscow with the support of the Organization “The Islamic Conference” which in its turn was set up in 1969 by the initiative of Saudi Arabia.


The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian company “WT” asked the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia to be the initiator of “The Golden Quran” exhibition holding. Be it displayed for the first time abroad in full “The Golden Quran” would undoubtedly be a good sign and could contribute to the rapprochement between people of two countries.



  Russia. Moscow.
The 5th Moscow’s International Jewelry Exhibition “The Golden Globe”
The International Exhibition Centre “Crocus Expo”
November 11-14, 2010


The organizers:
The International Exhibition Centre “Crocus Expo”
With the support of:
The International Association “The Designers’ Union”
The Russian Academy of Arts

“The Golden Quran” was awarded a special diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts and the International Association “The Designers’ Union”.


A new monument to the XXI century art “The Golden Quran” was displayed at the 5th International Exhibition “The Golden Globe” which was held in Moscow on November 11-14, 2010 in the biggest and most modern exhibition centre of Russia “Crocus Expo”.

 

 

Zurab Tsereteli president of the Russian Academy of Arts and Alexander Bobikin president of the International Association “The Designers’ Union” made special mention of the uniqueness of the project.


During four days amateurs of beauty and real art could enjoy watching “The Golden Quran” which has no analogues in the world, works of the Sharonovi’s jewelry school, works of authorship of a designer-jeweler and honoured artist of Russia Izabella Rim and many other artists from 20 regions of Russia and 9 countries.


Participation of “The Golden Quran” in the international exhibition “The Golden Globe” has become one more evidence of beautiful traditions of craftsmen of Russia and the world.



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