The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
Postcard of the Town of Karachev Near the site of the Pig Incident.
Oryol in the 1830s A nice color image.
A bit of Lyubok A minstrel atop a pig?
Full bio of Herzen The complete biography of Alexander Herzen written for this issue.
Bykov on Chukovsky A biography of the writer from 2002, on the 120th anniversary of his birth.
Diary 1901-1969 Chukovsky's voluminous diary has been translated into English by Yale Press. An incomparable record of half a century of Russian literature.
The Winter Palace By Eva Stachniak (Bantam, $26)
The Last Romanov By Dora Levy Mossanen (Sourcebooks, $14.99)
The Fallen Queen By Jane Kindred (Entangled Publishing, $15.99)
Notes on the Cuff & Other Stories By Mikhail Bulgakov (Ardis, $17.95) Translated by Alison Rice
The Russian Origins of the First World War By Sean McMeekin (Belknap Harvard, $29.95)
Russia: A 100-year Chronicle of the Wild East By Martin Sixsmith (Overlook, $37.95)
The Red Tent Info on this film about a daring Arctic rescue.
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral A picture of the first cathedral Bazhenov worked on.