Named the most reading city of Russia

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Saint Petersburg became the winner of all-Russian contest «the Most reading region», the press service of the administration of St. Petersburg Governor.

Summing up all-Russian competition «the Most reading region» took place on Thursday at the Presidential library named after B. N. Yeltsin in the framework of St. Petersburg international cultural forum. The President of the Russian book Union Sergey Stepashin has handed over to city Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, a diploma and a statuette of «the Literary flagship of Russia».

This title Saint-Petersburg will be worn for 2018.

«The award was won by the Petersburg, which even in the age of Internet and gadgets prefer live chat with the book,» — said Poltavchenko, whose words are reported.

He noted that «today the cultural capital of our country became a literary capital».

«Inspired by this wonderful prize, we decided to apply for participation in the competition of UNESCO «World book capital» in 2020,» — said the Governor.

According to him, the city is doing a lot to promote reading. Each year is international book salon, it became the «Book of the alley» known beyond St. Petersburg, for the last two years we opened more than 20 bookshops, launched mobile library in the subway. Branches in St. Petersburg «Bookstore of the writer» opened in Minsk, Thessaloniki, Simferopol. In 2017, the city has supported over 100 publishing projects. Currently in the Northern capital has about 200 public libraries, which are visited by over 1 million readers. Every year in the framework of the action «My first library» the students receive a gift by September 1 of the book.

The competition was organized by the Russian book Union with the support of the Federal Agency for press and mass communications, held for the third time. Earlier, the prestigious prize was awarded to Ulyanovsk and Voronezh region. This year the competition was attended by 84 of the region, the 20 regions recognized as «most read». The winners of the contest became Kaliningrad oblast, Republic of Tatarstan, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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