July 01, 1997

What is Russia Reading?

The printed word has long held a special place in Russian life. Russian literature is arguably the richest area of Russian culture. What is more, no other form of expression in Russia has had such a significant impact on political events and social consciousness. But, as Russian Life Executive Editor Mikhail Ivanov found, the upheavals of economic reform are radically changing the place of the printed word in Russian society.


“The ‘world’s best-read nation’ should not turn into a country of soap operas...”

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