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Petersburg regained the title of the most reading city of Russia

Saint Petersburg has regained the title of the most reading city of Russia, said the head of the Russian book Union Sergei Stepashin at the international book fair. It is reported by TASS.

“Today we can say that the Leningrad – Saint Petersburg takes back the name of the cultural capital and most popular city,” said Stepashin.

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He referred to polls, that 70% of St. Petersburg residents read books, and the national average figure is 50%.

In addition, according to Stepashin, the city has twice more bookstores per capita than in Russia as a whole.

In 2016, it was reportedthat the first place and the title of “the Literary flagship of Russia” awarded the Voronezh region.

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