A piece of autobiographical fiction about childhood in the Soviet Union, on the day of Leonid Brezhnev’s death.
We look back on the first decade of a Free Russia with this Literary Excerpt from Mikhail Butov's award-winning novel, Liberty. Butov offers a poignant and humorous portrait of his generation's coming of age after the collapse of the Soviet empire.
Without question, Mikhail Bulgakov's masterwork is his novel, The Master and Margarita, finished just before his death in 1940. To introduce his work to a wider audience, we present here the "masterful" second chapter of the novel, in which Pontius Pilate confronts Yeshua.
An excerpt from Tynyanov's historical fiction which profiled the death of writer and diplomat Alexander Griboyedov.
A documentary account of the harrowing trials faced by women sent to Stalin's gulags.
This short Christmas story by Andreyev was first published in 1916.
Life at the front during WWII is vividly portrayed in this short work, Senka, by one of Russia's most eminent war writers.
Three stories by Chekhov are translated here for the season of late winter and Maslenitsa: Bliny, The Stupid Frenchman, and On Frailty.
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