Moscow: A book titled 'Rabindranath Tagore - Geetanjali - Musical Poems', which is a Russian poetic transcriptions of the legendary Indian poet's works, has been released here to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate.

Ajai Malhotra, Ambassador of India to Russia, launched the book edited by Tatiana Morozova and translated by Irina Prokofieva. The book was published with the support of the Bengali Society, Russia.

Malhotra lauded the unique book which, for the first time ever, puts Tagore's poems to western classical music notation and provides accompanying text in Russian for 60 poems from Geetanjali as well as 16 other songs written by Gurudev at different stage of his life, an Embassy statement said.

"I am very happy that with the release of Tatiana Morozova's book the poetry of Gurudev Tagore will reach an even wider audience," Malhotra said while appreciating the new book.