Tagged: Russia

Publishers succeed in getting Sci-Hub access blocked in Russia

Pirate site Sci-Hub has been blocked in Russia after a group of publishers applied to the courts to get service providers to stop serving the... Read more

Fuel powers ahead in documenting the overlooked art behind the Iron Curtain

A design studio that turned to book publishing, and made a mark with its Russian Criminal Tattoos series, has more Soviet-themed treats up its sleeve... Read more

Rankin and Fry stand in solidarity with Ukrainian writer on 100th day of hunger strike

Svetlana Alexievich, Ian Rankin and Stephen Fry are among the authors joining in calls for the release of Oleg Sentsov as the Ukrainian writer and filmmaker, currently held... Read more

'Gripping exposé' on Trump's relationship with Russia to Guardian Faber

Guardian Faber is to publish Collusion, a "gripping, alarming exposé" about the "biggest political scandal of the modern era" in which journalist Luke Harding reveals... Read more

Atwood, Auster and Shafak condemn Russian violence

Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster and Elif Shafak have joined a number of other authors in criticising Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and calling for freedom of... Read more

Kolman urges review of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law

International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has spoken out on censorship in Russia in a speech delivered at the opening of the Moscow International Book... Read more

Ukrainian librarian on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

The director of Moscow's Library of Ukrainian Literature has gone on trial charged with inciting ethnic hatred against Russians, according to the BBC. Read more

Russian publishers protest over Prosveshenye 'dominance'

Leading Russian publishing houses have filed a petition to the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, asking it to prevent the ever growing domination of Prosveshenye publishing... Read more

Russia: Eksmo takes full control of Ventana-Graf

Oleg Novikov, a Russian billionaire and general director of AST Eksmo, one of Russia’s leading publishing houses, has acquired full control of Ventana-Graf, a major... Read more

Concerns grow over Russia library clampdown

Concerns are growing that the Russian government plans to significantly tighten controls over books supplied by major libraries, with moves to eliminate the presence of... Read more

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