Crowdfunding helps raise half of fine for LohvinaŬ book shop

People have collected about $32.5 thousand in a month during the campaign #SaveLohvinau, Radio Liberty reports.

Minsk Economic Court fined the bookshop LohvinaŬ and ordered to return ‘the illegal income’ to the budget for selling books without a license on January 9, 2015. It is Br967 million. The bookshop applied for a license six times in 2014 but did not get it.

The campaign #SaveLohvinau was launched in February in order to pay the fine. Art director of the bookshop Pavel  Kastsyukevich says that half of the sum has been collected. He is hoping that the bookshop will collect the whole sum in time. But the bookshop has already asked to postpone the term for 6 months. The reply must be given on March 10 or 11, Kastsyukevich said.

The bookshop LohvinaŬ organizers Marathons in Support of LohvinaŬ Bookshop almost every day.