YMCA Press

date of foundation:  1921

YMCA-Press is a publishing house originally established by the YMCA and located in Paris, also known as Librairie des Editeurs Réunis (bookstore) or Centre culturel Alexandre Soljenitsyne (cultural centre).It has published many great Russian authors throughout its history, such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Ivan Bunin or Osip Mandelstam.The YMCA had originally formed itself in Russia in 1900 in order to provide "education, religious and philanthropic programs" through Bible classes and the provision of a new gym. YMCA-Press moved to Paris in 1925. Since the 60's, headquarters of the publishing house and the bookstore are located in 11 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève 75005 Paris.A cultural centre by the name of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was founded in 2016 by YMCA-Press and the author's widow. It organizes various exhibitions and conferences on Russian literary heritage. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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