Leningrad oblast was included into a three of the most reading regions of Russia

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Leningrad oblast was included into a three of winners of the national contest «the Most reading region», organized by the Russian book Union and the Federal Agency for press and mass communications, told RIA Novosti the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko.

«Very pleased to become one of the most reading regions of the most reading country. For myself I can say, despite the tight schedule, time to devote time to reading. I especially love historical books, memoirs of great men, regional editions. Now read the study «the History of the conquistadors,» said the Governor.

The jury particularly singled out the project «Book way – Bookway». This annual event, which is held by the Leningrad regional children’s library with the support of the culture Committee. Project participants – volunteers, young writers and artists travel the area and spend the holiday reading. Over the years of project implementation, the activists of the «Book of paths» crossed more than 7 thousand kilometers.

The contest initiated by the Russian book Union is the organizer of key events in the framework of the year of literature, supported by the Federal Agency for press and mass communications. The contest «the Most reading region» allows to assess the achievements of the regions in the field of support and development of knightstone, as well as a picture of literary life in the regions.

The competition involved the Russian Federation. The contest involves not only an assessment of statistical, quantitative indicators of reading activity and infrastructure for reading, but also taking into account such important aspects as the rich literary traditions of the region, the activity of his literary life, the most important and interesting events.

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