The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre announces a partnership with Moscow’s Institute of Oriental Studies.
On Friday, the Federation of European Publishers will open a campaign of support for Ukraine’s Voices of Children Foundation.
The International Publishers Association warns that ‘publishers will find themselves at risk’ under the proposed Russian legislation.
On Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening day, a flag-draped work of Ukrainian performance art is set on the fairgrounds’ Agora.
‘People are choosing to speak Ukrainian instead of Russian,” says Maria Galina, a Russian author and poet in Odessa.
The understandable ‘ban all Russian publishing’ response from some to Putin’s assault on Ukraine overlooks Russia’s independent book sector.
In response to an appeal led by the Lithuanian Culture Institute, three major book fairs issue statements about Russia and Ukraine.
The downturn in print book sales in Russia may have been as deep as between 50 and 70 percent, according to editor Svetlana Zorin.
In what France’s foreign minister terms ‘a terrible loss,’ Moscow’s high court closes the organization and publisher Memorial International.
Storytel reports seeing a rise in audiobook downloads in Russia by 45 percent in the last year. LitRes leads market.