RBG-Azimuth (GDC-Azimuth) is a quarterly Russophone Ukrainian science fiction magazine, published since 2006. Its stories are written in the Russian language by authors living around the world. This includes authors from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, the United States, and others. The magazine name is an abbreviation that means “guidelines for damage control” in Russian “Руководство по Борьбе за Живучесть" (РБЖ).
RBG-Azimuth exclusively publishes one type of material - short stories. Each issue contains 10-13 stories. It claims 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 is 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.
The magazine was nominated on Eurocon from Ukraine as the Best Magazine in 2010 and 2011 years. One of the authors is Nika Rakitina,[who?] who had received the ESFS encouragement award (Belarus) in Eurocon-2008.[clarification needed]
- P. Amnuel, PhD (Israel)
- Y. Gavrilenko, PhD (Russia), general editor
- S. Zhilevich (Belarus)
- V. Yatsenko (Ukraine), president
- I. Shlosberg (USA)
- "Архив фантастики". Archivsf. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "RBG-Azimut 2010 (Russian Edition) (9781456413019): Izya Shlosberg, Vladimir Yatsenko, Julia Gavrilenko PhD, Pavel Amnuel PhD: Books". Amazon. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "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.
- European SF Award Nominations 2010 Announced
- ВОЛФ-ньюс N2, 2011 (2), Ukrainian language
- "РБЖ-Азимут 5/08". Fantlab. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Eurocon-2008". Eurocon2008. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "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. Retrieved 3 February 2012.