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Reading in ... Russia

At Russia beyond the Headlines Marina Obrazkova looks at What do Russians read ? Unsurprisingly, prolific Darya Dontsova continues to sell phenomenally well -- though Boris Akunin, Tatyana Ustinova, Alexandra Marinina top the list of bestselling-authors. (Sorry, I couldn't find any of the original reports she refers to at the official sites.....)
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Reading in ... Russia

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At Russia Beyond the Headlines Marina Obrazkova looks at Trends in Russia's reading culture. The figure of 37 per cent not reading at all is kind of shocking. Interesting also to hear that the director of the Mescheryakov Publishing...

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