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Newspaper kiosks are going through hard times not only in Saratov but also in Baku, Tbilisi and Kiev

The future of newspaper kiosks in Russia (with the exception of Moscow and St. Petersburg) does not look good. All throughout the country, from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, the newspaper kiosks are being demolished. Recently, Saratov mayor, Mr. Grishchenko, has terminated all contracts with "Rospechat" (the major retail distributor of newspapers, magazines and books).


The press distribution system of the city will be destroyed. 11 newspaper kiosks have already been eliminated. This will result in   the company losing money, paying less taxes as well as possibly laying off 200 employees. The Saratov branch of the Journalist Union of Russia issued a statement: demolition of newspaper kiosks will make it harder for the residents to access the print media which in turn violates their rights; with the presidential elections around the corner, the information available to citizens is being censored, independent mass media and journalists are being pressured.


Rospechat Newspaper Kiosks will not be demolished in Chelyabinsk

It was reported mid-December that 89 Rospechat newspaper kiosks were going to be demolished in Chelyabinsk.

According to the Chelyabinsk legal department, those reports were incorrect. City Hall together with the Committee on Property Management and Land Affairs filed only one claim asking to remove Rospechat newspaper kiosk located at 65 3rd International street. The claim was filed because the kiosk is located in the area where road construction is taking place.


Vedomosti Circulation Certified

The KPMG company audited the circulation of the Vedomosti business newspaper and Vedomosti Friday supplement.

The publications have an officially confirmed Moscow circulation of 50,200 copies.

Sharing is not caring: FTC probes app providers for revealing kids’ personal data

Parents need to think twice before letting kids use apps on their portable devices, as it may reveal youngsters geolocation along with other data which can later be shared with third parties, FTC warned as it seeks to crack down on the practice.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that 6 out of 10 apps surveyed in the report share collected data about a user's mobile device with other developers, advertising networks, analytics companies and other third parties without parental consent. The data includes such personal information as device ID, geolocation, and the user’s phone number.


Complimentary Gifts from National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler magazine is holding a New Year’s promotion. Everyone purchasing the latest issue of the magazine from a Press House kiosk in one of Moscow’s airports will receive a complimentary gift — the unique “Italy” book from the National Geographic series.