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December 2013

31 December 2013

Bridge Media to Start Up Foreign-Language TV Channel in 2014

Bridge Media will launch a travel television channel for foreign audiences in January 2014, making it the country's second broadcaster with foreign-language programs after RT, formerly Russia Today.

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30 December 2013

Additional assistance to print media may be considered - Putin

Support to state-run media outlets will be substantially reduced next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. 

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27 December 2013

OSCE is concerned about the media freedom limit in Russia

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović expressed concern about draft amendments to the information law of the Russian Federation which might restrict access to the Internet and limit media freedom and freedom of expression. OSCE official web-site writes about this.

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26 December 2013

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

(Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow's image abroad.

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25 December 2013

A collection of Soviet children’s stories becomes a UK bestseller

An album of colorful kids’ books from early Soviet Russia has become a surprise hit this autumn. The 1920s and 1930s were a golden age for Russian children’s literature, producing tales whose playfulness subtly subverted official Soviet dogma. “Inside the Rainbow: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times,” published last month by Redstone Press, presents highlights from this era of innovative design.

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24 December 2013

New translation brings Soviet magic realism to US readers

A previously little-known writer explores the marginal, macabre and mortality through his own magic realism. Perhaps it takes a character in a Russian story to create a suicide plan that is somehow both exquisitely nihilistic and oddly, touchingly, life-affirming.

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23 December 2013

From Chekhov to Akunin, Russian literature is being condensed

It seems more than enough for many people merely to know that Tolstoy exists; selling the “ultra-texts” of Russian literature is another thing altogether.

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19 December 2013

New books will arrive in the libraries of Moscow 30 days after release

Moscow City Library Center is developing a system that will deliver new books in the library of the capital no later than one month after publication.

The work of centralized system of purchasing the book fund for Moscow libraries will be set up by the city authorities in 2014 and allows the delivery of new items in the stacks as quickly as possible.

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18 December 2013

Domestic market volume of book readers declined by 35%

Within 10 months of the current year the volume of the Russian market of e-readers has decreased from 5,9 billion rubles to 3,8. Experts attribute the drop to transition of the users to multitask plates.

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17 December 2013

"Russian Post" announced a subscription

"Russian Post" will consider the possibility of creating its own press subscription agency. Now this is the direction in which the FSUE works through intermediaries, it is unprofitable and since 2014 the government intends to take away the "Russian Post" compensation related costs that exceed 3 billion rubles per year.

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