Moscow's Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: One of the Soviet Union's lasting legacies in Moscow was a dense network of hundreds of public libraries. After Russia's rocky transition from communism and the rise of the Internet, the city's libraries looked like they were doomed to become relics of an analog past. But as NPR's Lucian Kim reports, Moscow's libraries are experiencing an unexpected revival. (SOUNDBITE OF CAR HORN) LUCIAN KIM, BYLINE: Moscow is a noisy place, its boulevards jammed with impatient drivers. But it's still possible to find some peace and quiet. I'm at the Dostoevsky Library in one of Moscow's hippest neighborhoods. The main reading hall has wooden floors, white walls and large windows facing the street. But what's...

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Moscow's Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival

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