Design award for free Russian Akzia

Akzia, a free paper published every two weeks in the main Russian cities, has been awarded by the Society of News Design as one of the five best designed newspapers of 2008. In 2007 the paper also got a SND award.

The paper is published on Fridays with a circulation of 200,000. Akzia is aimed at readers between 18 and 30 and was launched in 2001.

The paper is distributed in cafés, restaurants, movie theaters, clubs, business centers, universities and shops in Russia’s 11 biggest cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Krasnodar).

In the Russian capital Moscow 70% of the circulation is distributed.

On Vimeo Robb Montgomery is showing a movie starring two of the winning editors, one of them Svetlana Maximchenko of Akzia.

The women behind the World’s Best Designed Newspapers™ from Robb Montgomery on Vimeo.

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