Boris Akunin: “I’m off to burn the cyphers and destroy the evidence”

posted 1 Nov 2011, 12:56 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Nov 2011, 12:57 ]
Source: (info), 27/10/11 

On 27 October 2011 a huge uproar was caused by the news that senior investigator Tsepelev of the Moscow branch of the National Investigative Committee, started an investigation into... Boris Akunin's novel All the World's a Stage on suspicion that it contains ‘statements of an extremist nature’. The novel, published in 2009, is the latest in a series featuring the adventures of private detective Erast Fandorin. The investigation was apparently based on a complaint made to the authorities. 

As reported on the website, Boris Akunin said that the Zakharov Publishing House received a letter summoning its director, Irina Bogat, to the Presnya office of the Investigative Committee's Moscow branch to give evidence. Bogat was also asked to supply a copy of the author's contract with the publisher and the printing company which printed the novel, as well as a copy of the book and Akunin's contact details. [Read more]