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In Russia in 2007 - First Reading

April 5 2006
11:34

2007 for Russia will be the Year of Reading.

Chapter Book Union of Russia, Chairman of the Audit Chamber, Sergei Stepashin, speaking at the 10th World Russian People's Council, reported that the decision was made by the Russian Book Union. "By the number of books published, of rural libraries Russia began to rise," - said Stepashin.

Stepashin also said that the decision adopted Russian Book Union. "By the number of books published, of rural libraries Russia began to rise," - said Stepashin.

By the number of published books, Russia is one of the top five. The first place for this indicator, as well as the number of read books occupy China and India.

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II said that the encyclopaedia published in 30 volumes, which is dedicated to the soldiers of Russia.

According to a July of last year's survey, 37% of Russians do not read books, 52% had not bought them, and only 23% consider themselves active readers. Reports NEWSru.com

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