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Insight | Around Russia  | 11.06.21

Russians Named Top Character Features of Writers

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented data from a survey of Russians about how they see contemporary Russian writers. The most popular writers among Russians appeared to be Daria Dontsova (5 per cent), Boris Akunin (4 per cent), Zakhar Prilepin (4 per cent), Viktor Pelevin (3 per cent), and Tatyana Ustinova (3 per

Fun | Music  | 14.04.21

Russians to Listen Audio Stories About Legendary Personalities

The Storytel audiobook service is launching an audio series. This will be a reconstruction of real historical events, the participants of which were the poetesses Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova, the writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, and other legendary personalities, TASS reports.  It is specified that this year there will be five interesting stories to listen to.

Recommended | Fun | Music | Videos  | 12.04.21

Briton Wrote Song About Yuri Gagarin [Video]

The songwriter, Julian Plested, from Britain wrote a song dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the flight of the first man into space. He recorded the song “Yuri” with his group under the pseudonym Julz, RIA News reports.    “My mother and I were very delighted with the development of the Soviet space programme. I

Culture | Visit  | 21.03.21

Pushkin Became Most Popular Poet Among Audiobooks Users

Russia ranks first in the world in listening to poetry. Most often they listen to the works of Alexander Pushkin both in Russia and abroad, according to the Storytel audiobook service which conducted a study dedicated to World Poetry Day which is traditionally celebrated on March 21, RIA News reported.  It is noted that the

Recommended | Events | Visit  | 13.10.20

Moscow Press Festival to Be Held Online

The Moscow Press Festival will be held online from October 15 to October 17, 2020. As part of the festival, a business programme is planned for the main areas of development of the publishing business.  Over the course of three days, #PressFestOnline will host a public talk, meetings with writers, educational quests, as well as

Events | Visit  | 06.10.20

Muscovites Invited to Online Meetings With Writers

Moscow libraries are launching a series of virtual meetings with Russian poets, translators, journalists, writers, and critics. In total, there will be 13 meetings in October 2020, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports. The meetings will be broadcast live on Instagram pages and on YouTube channels of the libraries.  The first meeting will

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 30.07.20

Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes: Experts Named Most Popular Russian Book

According to the analysts of the MyBook book service, Guzel Yakhina’s novel “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes” topped the rating of the most popular books among Russians, written after 1992, RIA News reported. Experts analyzed the data for the entire existence of the service and found out which fiction and non-fiction books by domestic authors, written

Recommended | Events | Fun  | 25.03.20

New Moscow Libraries Launch Cultural Network Project

From March 25, the New Moscow libraries launch the Cultural Network online project, which is a thematic issue for every day of the week dedicated to cinema, art, books, and crafts, the Moscow Mayor official website reports.   The daily broadcast will start at 12 pm on the official pages of New Moscow libraries on the

Insight | Rostov  | 22.01.20

Award for Writers Established in Rostov Region

Governor’s Award named after Mikhail Sholokhov established the authorities of the Rostov region. It will be handed over every five years to writers who continue the best traditions of Russian literature.   “The authors of literary works in three categories will be able to get 20 thousand rubles, a laureate’s certificate and a badge for a

Recommended | Events | Visit  | 13.12.19

New Year Book Salon to be Opened in St. Petersburg

The II Petersburg New Year Book Salon will be opened at the ARTPLAY design center in St. Petersburg on December 14, Nevsky Novosti newspaper writes.  As part of the event the awarding of the winners of the literary contest “Unknown Petersburg” will be held. Its main theme is the Year of the Theater and the