The event took place Sept 17. The books presented were:
Vyach. Ivanov, “Selected Works on Semiotics”
I. Toporov “The Arbor of the World”.
Dr. Ivanov talked about the unique value of Dr. Toporov’s book whose main discovery turned out to be that the symbol of Arbor Mundi has survived to our days and manifested itself in works of writers and poets, notably, in poems by Mayakovsky.