Hours spent reading books in Iran and around the world in 2016

RussiaIn Russia, as everywhere else, reading patterns have changed substantially and will continue to do so. Surveys, reports, and newspaper articles carry alarming claims that Russians do not read anymore. Educators, publishers and even politicians are quaking in their boots: Russia, so renowned for its literature is no longer the reader-leader. Russians have replaced bookshelves with nooks for the internet. Post-socialist transformations have destabilized the status of social groups and cultural practices