“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.”
—Dr. Wade Davis
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
“For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
—John F. Kennedy
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 est.) (note: estimates are of practicing worshipers; Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule)