The dystopian novel “1984” by George Orwell entered the list of the most popular books in Russia in 2022. She was chosen about it reported TASS news agency with reference to the press service of the Litres service.

“1984” was in the top 3 e-books. Dystopia bypassed the memoirs of the American psychologist Edith Eva Eger “Choice. On the Freedom and Inner Strength of Man” about the life of a ballerina during the Holocaust, but lost to Olga Primachenko’s “Tenderly to Yourself. A book about how to appreciate and protect yourself.

In the fiction category, 1984 was the most read book. In addition to Orwell’s novel, the list includes a new book by science fiction writer Sergei Lukyanenko, A Month Beyond the Rubicon.

In addition, Orwell’s dystopia ranked second among audiobooks. The list also includes Tatyana Muzhitskaya’s Romance with Yourself and The Subconscious Can Do Anything! John Kehoe.

What you need to know. In January 2020, the Eksmo-AST publishing group named 1984 the best-selling book of the decade in Russia. In March, “1984” became one of the most demanded on Ozon and Wildberries books.

What is this book about. The dystopia of the British writer George Orwell was published in 1949. The plot of the book is devoted to life inside a repressive state. The heroes of the novel are constantly faced with government propaganda, and the authorities strictly forbid criticizing the image of the leader who leads the country.

What you need to know. In May, the court in St. Petersburg considered the case of Alexei Podgornykh, who came out on Nevsky Prospekt with a poster with a quote from the novel “1984”: “War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, enough distortions.”

Then the court ruled that the quote from the dystopia is “discrediting the Russian armed forces.”

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