February 24, 2017, a presentation of the book by one of the classics of Tatar literature “Let’s pray” in a literary salon of the cafe “Central” with the great success was held.
The intelligentsia of Budapest got together. Among them were writers, artists, diplomats, representatives of public organizations and elderly people, somehow connected with those difficult times of the early fifties. There were press and TV of the 5th district of Budapest.
The book was translated into Hungarian and published in a record short time in two and a half months, thanks to, first of all, great enthusiasm and professional support from Arpad Galgotsi, laureate of the Translators’ Prize named after Jozsef Attila, Chevalier of the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation and the selfless help of his wife Katalin. In the difficult years of the novel, Arpad Galgotsi was friends with the author and became a prototype of some characters of this work.
The book was published with the support of the Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary, which provided the public fund “Gulag” with money for translation and publication of this book. As known, 2016 was celebrated in Hungary as the Year of the Gulag and the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution. The publication of the book by Ayaz Gilyazov in February 2017 is very symbolic for this date. From Tatarstan, welcome letters were received from the Writers’ Union of Tatarstan signed by Danil Salikhov and from the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, signed by R.I. Valeyev. Greetings were read out by Khasanova R.I chairman of Board of the Fund “Alphabet” and the Tatar society “Elifba”.