The Jorge Luis Borges hall of the Argentinian National Library is hosting an exhibition of books and publications dedicated to Russian emigration of several waves.
The exposition features 100-odd books, journals and newspapers mostly in Russian. Some of them were collected by emigrants, others were brought from Moscow and a part is presented by the library of the Russian House--name of the Roszarubezhtsentr office in Buenos Aires.
According to Igor Andrushkevich, a famous Argentinian historian and journalist of Russian descent, who made a report at the opening of the exhibition, the number of immigrants from the Soviet Russia in Latin America made 2 to 3 thousand people, with a majority of them settling in Argentina.
Among them were 8 White Army Generals and 10 page-boys of emperors, a lot of writers, scientists, engineers and figures of culture. They established several publishing houses in Argentina and published books, newspapers, weeklies and journals.