The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
by Solomon Volkhov
Volkhov is a tireless expositor of Russian culture. Much as his previous work (St. Petersburg: A Cultural History) looks at the full span of the country’s artistic and literary history through the prism of Russia’s most artistic city, in this new book his prism is the House of Romanov. As such, it is very much a prequel to his other previous work, The Magical Chorus, which chronicled Russian culture through the 20th century.
Reviewed in Russian Life: July/Aug 2011