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Are Russians Hopeless Slobs?

In his new book, a Frenchman takes a fresh look at cliches about Russia and Russians

Biblionight to Take Place in Moscow

Biblionight, an annual literary festival, takes place in Moscow on Apr. 22, with Triumfalnaya Square being the event’s main venue

‘The Monument to Ivan the Terrible Is Like the Monument to Rocky Balboa’

Julian Barnes on travelling across Russia, Tolstoy, the art of the novel, and the meaning of life

Two Hundred-Tonne Ice Library Built on Lake Baikal

Sculptors built a seasonal library using 200 tonnes of ice on the shores of Lake Baikal

Library Opens on Moscow-Helsinki ‘Tolstoy’ Train

A library with contemporary Russian and Finnish literature opened on the Lev Tolstoy train that travels between Moscow and Helsinki

British Students Animate Russian Classics

Students from London’s Kingston University have created several animated trailers for classic Russian novels in anticipation of their republishing in the UK

Illustrator for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Creates Covers for Russian Comic Books

The first issues will be available for purchase on January 20, 2017

Moscow Through the Eyes of Invincible Comic Book Superheroes

Of course Superman, who is almost 100 years old, and some other characters of popular comic books visited Russia – we investigated several stories set in Moscow

Russian Poet Anna Akhmatova Was Two-Time Nobel Prize Nominee

Anna Akhmatova, one of the most celebrated representatives of the Silver Age of Russian poetry, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966

How to Read More: Seven Proven Tips

Everyone is aware of the benefits of reading – but do we know how to read more and faster?

Harry Potter Tops Forbes' List of Russia's Best-Selling Books

Forbes has published a list of the best-selling fiction books in Russia in 2016

‘Paper,’ ‘Potato’ and ‘The Railroad’: Books of Soviet Children

How little ones in the early USSR used to learn what is good and what is bad

Paulo Coelho Jumps at Chance to Join RZD Mobile Library Project

Moscow train stations now have “A Book on the Go” mobile libraries

Moscow City Library Branch Opens at the North Pole

The first northernmost library has been opened for border guards and scientific explorers on Franz Josef Land

Moscow to Host Harry Potter Days in December

Moscow will be the site of Harry Potter Days from Dec. 7 to 11

Russia’s Most Well-Read Region Announced

The Voronezh Region has won the title of Russia’s Literary Flagship in the recent nation-wide Most Reading Region competition

Seven Unexpected Facts About Reading in Russia

The data from 8,000 regular users of the Bookmate library was used to create a profile of the average Russian e-book reader

Rammstein’s Frontman to Present His Poetry in Moscow

Rammstein’s frontman Till Lindemann will arrive in Moscow to present his book of poetry “In Silent Nights”