Russian publishers protest over Prosveshenye 'dominance'

Russian publishers protest over Prosveshenye 'dominance'

Leading Russian publishing houses have filed a petition to the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), asking it to prevent the ever growing domination of Prosveshenye publishing house in the domestic market, especially educational textbooks.

The move follows a recently-issued recommendation from the Moscow city government’s education department to its secondary schools to give preference to Prosveshenye books when procuring literature for their school curricula. According to the protesters, the provided recommendation violates the Russian federal law On Protection of Competition, prov...

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