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November 1, 2001 -- Vegparadise News Bureau
Vegetarians Blow Out 100 Candles
The Vegetarian Society of Russia will celebrate its100th anniversary next month, reports Nikolai Kalanov, editor-in-chief of Vegetarianec, a publication that debuted in August.
The monthly magazine in full color has a 25,000 circulation and is distributed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
This is the first time since the Russian Revolution in 1917 that the vegetarian community in Russia has been able to produce and distribute its own publication.
"We take a look at the aspects of vegetarianism from different viewpoints: medical, religious, philosophical, ethical, esthetical, ecological, economical, hygienic, and others," says Kalanov.
Kalanov is also president of the Eurasian Vegetarian Society that was founded in May. The group was designed to unify vegetarian organizations of Russia and SIN (former USSR) and is the guiding force of Vegetarianec.
Kalanov is interested in establishing contacts with editors of other vegetarian publications.
"We believe our Journal will help develop spiritual communication, cooperation in trade, and exchange of cultural and business information," he adds. "Our goal is to establish business contacts, to provide informational materials, to determine new fields of cooperation, and thus to promote cultural exchange."
Those wishing to communicate with Kalanov can write to him at Moscow 123100, P/O Box 17 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.