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Bilingual Books

We have published several books in our popular bilingual format.

Russian and English texts are synchronized on right- and left-hand pages, and all the Russian text is accented, making the readings more useful for language learners (the Krylov tales are, however, an exception; the Russian poems are not accented).

These books are ideal for Russian language learners at the intermediate and higher level.

June 20, 2017
Woe From Wit (bilingual)
Woe From Wit (bilingual)

One of the most famous works of Russian literature, the four-act comedy in verse Woe from Wit skewers staid, nineteenth century Russian society, and it positively teems with “winged phrases” that are essential colloquialisms for students of Russian and Russian culture.

July 1, 2016
The Spine of Russia
The Spine of Russia

This coffee table book is the photographic journal of an epic 6000-kilometer road trip. The book includes over 200 compelling images of Russians and Russian places met along the way, plus a dozen texts (in both English and Russian) on everything from business to education, from roads to fools.

July 1, 2015
Okudzhava Bilingual
Okudzhava Bilingual

A look at the life and work of Bulat Okudzhava, King of the Bards. Thematic sections have short introductions, and all poems and stories in this volume are presented side by side in English and Russian.

November 3, 2014
The Little Humpbacked Horse
The Little Humpbacked Horse

A beloved Russian classic about a resourceful Russian peasant, Vanya, and his miracle-working horse, who together undergo various trials, exploits and adventures at the whim of a laughable tsar, told in rich, narrative poetry.

October 1, 2013
Dostoyevsky Bilingual
Dostoyevsky Bilingual

Dostoyevsky becomes the third Russian author to get Chtenia's Bilingual Treatment. Including a series of short, lesser known, but highly significant works that show the traditional view of Dostoyevsky as a dour, intense, philosophical writer to be uneccesarily one-sided.

Tags: dostoyevsky, bilingual, fiction, language
January 1, 2013
At the Circus
At the Circus

This wonderful novella by Alexander Kuprin tells the story of the wrestler Arbuzov and his battle against a renowned American wrestler. Rich in detail and characterization, At the Circus brims with excitement and life. You can smell the sawdust in the big top, see the vivid and colorful characters, sense the tension build as Arbuzov readies to face off against the American.

Tags: language, bilingual, kuprin
October 1, 2012
Tolstoy Bilingual
Tolstoy Bilingual

Meet the Tolstoy you never knew! This compact, yet surprisingly broad look at the life and work of Tolstoy spans from one of his earliest stories to one of his last, looking at works that made him famous and others that made him notorious.

November 1, 2010
Frogs Who Begged...
The Frogs Who Begged for a Tsar

The fables of Ivan Krylov are rich fonts of Russian cultural wisdom and experience – reading and understanding them is vital to grasping the Russian worldview. This new edition of 62 of Krylov’s tales presents them side-by-side in English and Russian. The wonderfully lyrical translations by Lydia Razran Stone are accompanied by original, whimsical color illustrations by Katya Korobkina.

October 15, 2010
Chekhov Bilingual
Chekhov Bilingual

In honor of Chekhov's 150th birthday, we produced a special 168-page Chtenia: Chekhov Bilingual with English and accented Russian on facing pages throughout. This is truly a collector's edition, in addition to being a great language-learning tool.