Arguments and Facts presented the handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation

This folio is a social and educational project: the International Exhibition of Calligraphy.

A presentation of the one and only handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which is considered to be an absolutely unique thing in Russian history, was held at the press centre of  the Arguments and Facts (Argumenty i Fakty, AIF) Publishing House at noon on September 11th, 2008.

The exclusive document was executed by a top-flight team of calligraphers and publishers led by Pyotr Chobitko, Presidium Chairman of the National Union of Calligraphers. The handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is a part of the International Exhibition of Calligraphy social and educational project. It is made to revive the forgotten traditions of writing culture, to make calligraphy widely available, and to create conditions for its further development as the art of mind and soul. The outstanding work should become a worthy symbol of Russia’s rebirth and its statehood, a huge milestone in the domestic book publishing industry and the history of Russia.

The delicately designed folio will be an exclusive exhibit and will have a special place in the exhibition. The International Exhibition of Calligraphy will be opened at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg on September 17th.

Source: Argumenty i Fakty, online portal