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Europe Russia set to unveil the world's newest print encyclopedia – and its last?

The Great Russian Encyclopedia is heir to – and corrects the flaws of – the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, last published in the 1970s. It may also be the last general-knowledge encyclopedia of its kind to be put to paper.

Fred Weir

Some time in the next few weeks the final volume of what is almost certainly the world's last comprehensive, general-knowledge encyclopedia will roll off the printing presses in Moscow.

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