Mobile App Live Pages Wins Runet Prize
The mobile app Live Pages, developed by the HSE School of Linguistics with Samsung and the Leo Tolstoy State Museum won the Runet Prize 2015 in the Mobile Runet category. The app offers users a new way to read Tolstoy’s novel War and Peace. The app is free to download from Google Play and Galaxy Apps.
The Runet Prize is a nationwide prize, awarded since 2004 for contributions to developing the Russian internet. The prize can be given to whole companies, government and social organisations or individuals who have made a significant contribution to developing Runet. The prize is organised by the Russian Association of Electronic Communications and the Coordination Centre for National Domains .ru/рф.
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