MOSCOW, September 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has empowered ITAR-TASS to issue the international standard book number (ISBN) codes to books going to print.
The decree has been published on the official legal information portal. It took effect on September 16.
Earlier, that function belonged to the Russian Book Chamber, which joined ITAR-TASS under a presidential decree of December 9, 2013.