Tag: Russian literature

More than Half of All Books Published in Russia Now Issued in Fewer than 1,000 Copies

July 9, 2015

Staunton, July 8 – Fifty-three percent of all books published in Russia last year were issued in print runs of under 1,000 copies, with the average tirage of the 112,100 books published there now standing at 4,330 copies, continuing downward trends of the last six years and isolating many of these works from their audiences […]

Russia About to Lose Its ‘Thick’ Journals and Culture Ministry Won’t Help

January 22, 2015

Staunton, January 22 – Russia’s “thick” journals, the pride of its intellectual life for more than a century are dying, the result of changes in the media marketplace. But despite 2015 having been declared “The Year of Literature” in Russia, the Russian government is unwilling to do anything to save them. Indeed, it says, it […]

Turkey Reaffirms Its Support for Crimean Tatars and Will Send Delegation to Occupied Peninsula

November 11, 2014

Staunton, November 11 – Even as Moscow and the Russian occupation authorities continue their efforts to disorder and oppress the Crimean Tatars, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlyut Cavushoglu in the course of a meeting in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in November said Ankara will continue to work with Kyiv to defend that nation. Cavushoglu, […]

Russia This Week: Bolotnaya Defendants Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev Sentenced (21-25 July)

July 25, 2014

Updated Daily. Opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev in the long-running Bolotnaya Case were found guilty by a Moscow court of “inciting mass riots” in protests against President Vladimir Putin on 6 May 2012 and sentenced to 4.5 years forced labor. Russian and Ukrainian bloggers confirmed the sighting of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system. […]