Poet Vladimir Boykov
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Tough times for Russian poets

Russia is one of the world's greatest book-reading nations, and most Russians would say that their writers are the best thing the country ever gave to the world.

But book-buying is dwindling, so are print-runs, and fewer and fewer talented writers can make a career out of being published authors.

Jeremy Howell reports from Novosibirsk and St Petersburg.

For more on the programme visit Russia Business Report.

  • 30 Oct 2010