Russian culture ministry denies reports of burning books published with aid of Soros fund

The Russian ministry of culture has denied that a widely reported book burning ever happened, after the Russian Writers’ Union (RWU) submitted a petition to the government voicing concerns about the destruction of books.

In January, Russian authorities were reported to have burned 53 books and removed more than 500 other volumes from two university libraries in the north-western Komi republic, on the grounds that they contained sentiments “alien to Russian ideology”.

Most were textbooks published with money donated by the Soros Fund, run by hedge fund billionaire and outspoken Putin critic George Soros. The Open Society Foundation and the Open Society Institute’s Assistance Foundation, both financed by Soros, were declared “undesirable organisations” and forced to stop their work in Russia in November 2015.


  • African

    Russians have the right to burn bad books!

    • Just like Muslims, right?

      The library should have never let the books in in the first place.

      • Russia should ban Soros.

        • I don’t have a problem with that.

          But I’m sure he and Putin would find some venture on which to work together.

          • FactsWillOut

            Your hatred, in this case, does you no credit,

          • Your love affair with the Russian tyrant does you no credit.

            Oh, yeah. He’s not Obama.


        • Exile1981

          They did in 2015, all his “charities” and I believe Russia was added to the places that if he visits he’ll be arrested.

        • African

          True. They already banned NED (national endowment for democracy) which is another CIA funded anti-Russian propaganda group and host of other similar groups.

      • FactsWillOut

        What are you, some kinda cop?
        You prefer the state to deal with that which the people should deal with?

  • WalterBannon

    Soros propaganda does not qualify as books

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I wouldn’t wipe my ass with them.
      Although when I was a kid we had to use the Sears catalog when the money ran out before payday.

    • Which is why the library should have refused them.

      • Alain

        It isn’t likely the librarians would have known.

        • No librarians check what materials come into the library?

          I guess the public is paying them for nothing.

  • Alain

    Anything coming for Soros deserves to be burned and banned. I don’t favour book burning in general, but there is no limit to the evil of Soros in his quest to destroy sovereign nations in favour of globalism.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I would be good with them burning Soros at the stake in a bonfire of his own books. And the collected works of Alinsky for good measure.

  • FactsWillOut

    Russia wins again!
    The only White Christian nation left.

    • The Soviets used to burn/ban books, too.

      Putin was a part of that empire, wasn’t he?

      • UCSPanther

        If there was no KGB, we would not have the Putin that we know and love…

    • Minicapt

      “I find the ass in compound with the major part of your syllables.”


    • African

      True! True!

  • lolwut?

    Soros needs some polonium tea

  • Kathy Prendergast

    I don’t believe in burning books, even if they are garbage as anything Soros produces is.