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Vedomosti Held Pre-Party for Captains of Business Regatta


Vedomosti newspaper held a dry run for its Captains of Business regatta on Sept. 4. The pre-party held at the Royal Bar restaurant in Moscow brought together past and future contestants for the Vedomosti cup in anticipation of the newspaper’s second annual corporate regatta. Respectable businessmen, the beau monde of Moscow and the stars of Russian show business were on hand.

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Moscow Book Fair: meeting point of books and readers

Over 200,000 books in dozens of languages await their readers at the Moscow International Book Fair 2012. It will run from September 5 -10.

This Autumn book-lovers will enjoy 1,500 participants from 60 countries. Some of them are coming for the publishing industry networking and meeting their colleagues.

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Vokrug Sveta Tight-Lipped on Gessen's Departure

Vokrug Sveta, Russia's oldest travel magazine, confirmed that a disagreement over authority between the publisher and editors led to the departure of former editor-in-chief Masha Gessen.

According to a company statement, excerpts of which were posted by RIA-Novosti, the company neither confirmed nor denied Gessen's claim that the conflict stemmed from her refusal to cover an expedition in which President Vladimir Putin would have released endangered cranes into the wild.

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XXV International Muscovite Book Fair-Exhibition Inaugurated

The XXV International Muscovite Book-Exhibition Fair starts today with the participation of more than 1, 500 publishers from 45 countries in which France and Armenia are the main exhibitors.

The head of the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Communications (Rospechat), Vladimir Grigoriev, noted that the event will at least have 58,000 books that the public can enjoy until next Monday.

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Media law criticized

Russian media companies are dealing with a new law aimed at protecting children from harmful content.

The legislation came into effect on Sept. 1, and requires media organizations to give age-appropriate ratings for products.

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