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A conservative State Duma deputy called for the removal of The Gulag Archipelago from the Russian school curriculum.
An ode to one of the wittiest authors of Russian literature. And one with a complex legacy.
Today, January 29, is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's 162nd birthday. Let's celebrate!
Florence, Italy, is joining in on the Dostoyevsky anniversary fun.
Just a little over a year ago, Russia was rocked by revelations that one of its most venerated authors of childrens’ fiction subjected his daughter to abuse in a cult.
Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov holds a somewhat odd place in Russian literature. He is at once a famous writer, a recognized classic, yet he has not won the same honors granted to the “first tier” writers.
When Tolstoy started Anna Karenina, he was forty-four. He guessed that he would finish the novel, conceived as only a novella, in two weeks. Anna Karenina took him more than four years.
195 years ago today Russian literature was born when a certain Yevgeny showed up.
On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."
Two writers, two different centuries, one number in common. Actually, Yuri Olesha and Nikolai Gogol have more in common than you think!
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