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Printed publications, cultural products from local museums, and AR and VR technology take center stage at recent fair

A worker at the Russian booth shows off one of his country's offerings during the recent 24th Beijing International Book Fair. 

Over 300,000 newly published books from around the world, including 28 countries and regions along the Belt and Road route were on display at the 24th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), which was held at the China International Exhibition Center in Shunyi district from August 23 to 27. There fair was spread across eight booths and hosted thousands of exhibitors and book lovers.


Solzhenitsyn's Russian Revolution epic to be published in English

First complete translation announced of dissident’s multi-volume historical novel The Red Wheel – his ‘life’s mission’ – after anonymous donor funds project.


Classic Russian books translated into Vietnamese

Four new classical and contemporary Russian literary works have been translated into Vietnamese, making them available for local readers.


Internet threatens Russian TV ad market

Internet advertising could overtake TV in terms of volume in Russia as soon as next year.

Data produced by the Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (AKAR) and published by Kommersant predicts that the country’s ad market will grow by 13-14% this year to a record R400 billion (€5.74 billion).


Yandex rolls out Korolev neural net search algorithm

Yandex, the popular Russia-based search engine, has upgraded its search platform by implementing an upgraded version of its deep neural network search algorithm dubbed Korolev. Additionally, the company implemented Yandex.Toloka, a mass-scale crowdsourced platform which feeds results into Yandex’s machine learning ranking algorithm, MatrixNet.