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RBG-Azimuth (GDC-Azimuth') was a quarterly Ukrainian blingual (Russophone and Ukrainophone) science fiction magazine, published since 2006.[1] Its stories were written in the Russian language by authors living around the world. This included authors from Ukraine,[2] Russia,[3] Belarus, Lithuania,[4] the United States,[5] and others. The magazine name is an abbreviation that means “guidelines for damage control” in Russian “Руководство по Борьбе за Живучесть" (РБЖ).

RBG-Azimuth
EditorYulia Gavrilenko
Categoriesscience fiction short stories
FrequencyQuarterly
Year founded2006
CountryUkraine
LanguageRussian and Ukrainian

RBG-Azimuth exclusively published one type of material - short stories. Each issue contained 10-13 stories. It claimed to revive traditions of the classic science fiction of the 1970-1980s (like Isaac Asimov, Clifford Simak, Robert Sheckley, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky). Its aim was to publish stories that help people live a better life. Since 2010 RBG-Azimuth and Hanna Concern Publishing issued books with set of the best sci-fi stories of the year.[6][7]

The magazine was nominated on Eurocon from Ukraine as the Best Magazine in 2010[8] and 2011[9] years. One of the authors is Nika Rakitina,[10][who?] who had received the ESFS encouragement award (Belarus) in Eurocon-2008.[11][12][clarification needed]

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  1. ^ "Архив фантастики". Archivsf. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. ^ "eg., The nomination list of Roscon-2010, Stories, #51". Convent. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. ^ "eg., The nomination list of Roscon-2010, Stories, #145". Convent. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ "eg., The nomination list of Roscon-2010, Stories, #583". Convent. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  5. ^ "eg., The nomination list of Roscon-2010, Stories, #197". Convent. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  6. ^ "RBG-Azimut 2010 (Russian Edition) (9781456413019): Izya Shlosberg, Vladimir Yatsenko, Julia Gavrilenko PhD, Pavel Amnuel PhD: Books". Amazon. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Door, which does not exist (Russian Edition) (9781468110555): Izya Shlosberg, Aleksander Albov, Pavel Amnuel PhD, Natalia Aniskova, Marina Artlegis, Andrey Asmu PhD, Julia Gavrilenko PhD, Irina Lezhava, Vladimir Yatsenko: Books". Amazon. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  8. ^ European SF Award Nominations 2010 Announced
  9. ^ ВОЛФ-ньюс N2, 2011 (2), Ukrainian language
  10. ^ "РБЖ-Азимут 5/08". Fantlab. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Eurocon-2008". Eurocon2008. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Triumph of Belarusian literature. Nika Rakitina from Gomel is acknowledged best young science fiction author in Europe at "Eurocon-2008" - science fiction festival". Tvr. 29 May 2008. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

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