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All I'm seeing in the iBookstore are titles in English.

Are there any non-English (specifically Russian) public-domain books in the iBookstore?

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The russian iBook store looks rather non-russian indeed. But there are non-english books available e.g. in german, french, italian etc. –  patrix Sep 7 '12 at 17:35
    
Which national iBookstore is your Apple ID connected to? The US store has different titles than the UK store and so on... –  bmike Sep 7 '12 at 17:41
    
Is there even such a thing as language-oriented iBookstores? On my iPhone I can only see one huge list of public domain books (some of them are in other languages as you said), but is it possible to filter by language at all? –  Vladimir Gritsenko Sep 7 '12 at 17:44
    
@patrix, I see these options now on the iTunes, thanks. Sucks there's no Russian :-( –  Vladimir Gritsenko Sep 7 '12 at 17:47
    
@bmike, not Russia, but I'd expect all public domain works to be available in all countries. –  Vladimir Gritsenko Sep 7 '12 at 17:52

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I did searches for Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Dostoyevski and found at least one Russian language book under each one. Are these not there for you?

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I meant books in the Russian language. iBooks has a variety of translations (even to languages other than English), but not the original works (at least none that I could find - if you succeeded, what were your exact search queries?). However, I did run your search, and for Pushkin there's a poem ("To the beauty who sniffed tobacco") in Russian. Not quite what I was hoping for, but it answers the question :-) –  Vladimir Gritsenko Sep 10 '12 at 11:42

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