Book stores

NATO leaders warned Russia not to implement Russian book stores on Crimea. This would be understood as a provocation and would further destabilize the balance of the international book market. The Russian reply argued that the majority of the Russian-based population on Crimea had to be supplied with books in their mother language. Retired cavalry general Th. J. Wehlim, a former teacher of military history at West Point, stated the situation would significantly equal the years before the Great Book War I 1914-1918. Furthermore, he mentioned that during an interview in 1911 with New York Times he already had pointed that the ordinary people at that time had calmed down themselves by arguing that the political and military leaders would be reasonable enough not to start a global book war. A fatal illusion, as history had shown.

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