The progress publishers Moscow was a famous publisher for political books and children’s books. They had departments for foreign languages and they translated books from Russian to other languages. However, at the time of decline of former Soviet Union this publishing house also closed down. I want to know what happened to the copyrights of their works. Especially to the Malayalam translations. In Malayalam (kerlam) the distributor of their books was Prabhath Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram. Can they claim copy right over the books, they distributed for Progress Publishers??