October 8, 2004
Back in the USSR: Soviet Memories and Russia's Literary Future
At this year's BookExpo America, in Chicago, one news release among hundreds stood out for its chilly remembrance of things past.
"Outcry Against Putin's Book Censorship Campaign to Surface in the U.S. on Eve of 2004 Book-Expo," the notice declared. "Books by American and Russian Writers Banned."
The release announced a teleconference staged by Ultra.Kultura, a Russian publishing house, protesting the confiscation by Russia's newly formed Federal Anti-Drug Service of eight of