According to a note from the Cuban Book Institute
(ICL), the accord prioritizes professional ties between the
publishing systems of both nations.
The first cultural and commercial results of this project will
be seen in April during the International Saint-Petersburg
International Book Salon 2011.
This new agreement follows up on a September 2010 contract
between the ICL and the Russian Federal Agency of Mass Media and
the Press (Rospechat), which encouraged the development of
business relations and the creation of joint projects to
exchange information and train specialized personnel.
On this occasion, the memorandum was signed by ICL President
Suleica Romay and by the Vice President of the Association of
Russian Publishers, Oleg Filimonov.