Feb 23 2016
The Intercept recently posted a fascinating article about the difficulties surrounding children's book publishing in Russia. If the article's information is accurate, Russian publishers are working in a minefield: there is a 2010 law that details the government's MANY thoughts on how best to "[Protect] Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development", but the law is only sporadically enforced. This, of course, makes matters even more complicated—in an absolute totalitarian state, publishers would just knuckle down, but in this hit-or-miss political environment they're forced to walk a tightrope between approved literature (no sex, violence, death, naturalistic descriptions of the human body, and a complete adherence to the official Russian view of the world) and, y'know, books people will actually read.
Posted by: Julianka