Directed by Hasti Hosseini, new play When the Doves Disappeared, is now playing on stage in Tehran’s Mostaghel Theater. Written by Finnish writer and playwright Sofi Oksanen, When the Doves Disappeared was published in Finland August 31, 2012 and was the most sold Finnish novel of the year. In 1940, Estonia was invaded by Stalin, and the following year by Hitler. Then, in 1944, the Soviets returned, and stayed for half a century. In her fast-paced historical novel, Oksanen explores Estonia's terrible wartime history of mass human displacement, occupation and collaboration. Mehdi Pakdel, Khatereh Hatami, Abbas Khodaqolizadeh and Shahruz Delafkar are the members of the cast for the play.