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News Sites Start Age Rating Their Content

The country's new law on child protection caused a new round of major headaches for media outlets Monday when it became clear that the law obliges online news sites to set age limits for potentially harmful content.

Some big online news resources, including Gazeta.ru, Lenta.ru and Newsru.com, added an "18+" adult content warning to the bottom of their websites, meaning that access to these sites could be banned in public places, including Wi-Fi hot spots.

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Chinese, Russian Publishers Expecting More Cooperation

 

Publishers associations of China and Russia on Friday signed a framework agreement to boost bilateral cooperations and exchanges.

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Harper’s Bazaar Advertising Campaign

Harper’s Bazaar, one of the world’s most authoritative magazines, turns 145 in 2012. As part of the event, the Russian edition of the publication will launch a large-scale advertising campaign on Aug. 21.

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Extreme Adventure with Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics magazine announces the “Win an Extreme Adventure” contest. Participants must enter a promotional code found in either the print or iPad version of the magazine and upload their most extreme photo to www.popmech.ru. Readers will vote for their favorite action shots.

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Russian Publishing Steps into the Digital Future

Vladimir Kharitonov began his career in publishing at Ural University Press, before transitioning to Ultra.Culture an independent house dedicated to “awakening thoughts and proposing alternatives” which occasionally ran afoul of the Russian courts — one of the firm’s books was banned and “destroyed by bulldozers.” At AST he was a non-fiction editor, during a period when it was the largest publishing house in Russia. Today he serves as Executive Director of the Russian Web-publishers Association– an alliance of publishers, librarians and others concerned about the situation in the Russian book industry which was established in 2010 to publicly campaign for the liberalization of Russian copyright law, and to advise digital content publishers. We spoke to him about issues relating to Russia’s digital future- from piracy to distribution and beyond.

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