The news and publishing house Independent Media has acquired a 50-percent stake in Alpina Business Books, a publishing house specializing in business editions, the corporate strategic marketing department of Independent media reported. The newly established partners plan to increase the number of offered books by three times over the next two years, from 50 to 150 items a year. Alpina Business Books is expected to use resources of Independent Media for promoting its books, namely through the Vedomosti and Moscow Times newspapers.
Independent Media was established in 1992. It publishes such famous magazines as Cosmopolitan, Harper`s Bazaar and Men's Health, the newspapers Moscow Times, St. Petersburg Times and Vedomosti (the latter in cooperation with the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal).
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18