“If someone laughs, and someone, perhaps, cries somewhere in some stories, for me it will be a huge reward ... This book contains all my stories for 15 years,” Simonyan said.

The event, which took place on Monday, November 11, was attended by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov and three-time Olympic champion State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina.

The guests also included former Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and VGTRK General Director Oleg Dobrodeev.

During the presentation, Simonyan read out excerpts from the book from the stage.