Tag Archives: St. Petersburg

International Best: Recovering in Russia

Russian publishing has been hit with a double dose of trouble this year, from the economic crunch to an excess of published titles. At the beginning of the recession, 100,000 new titles were being published a year, many with inflated print runs. Russian news site polit.ru reports the 2008 estimate of the size of Russia’s…Continue Reading

Russian Roulette?

As Russia’s book culture rebounds — witness the White Nights International Book Fair, slated for June 27–30 in St. Petersburg — copyright remains a needling concern. Yulia Borodyanskaya of Rightscenter.com reports from a recent conference meant to bolster awareness of the nation’s intellectual property laws. St. Petersburg is slowly but surely emerging as the cultural…Continue Reading