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1. Centuries of Slush

Russia thaws. People have thoughts. Not always good ones.

Tags: dostoyevsky, literature, history, spring, weather, thaw
2. A Grim Tale of Redemption

Redemption is grim, shocking, and rooted in the author's own tragic history. Yet, true to its name, it is a powerful story of redemption.

Tags: Holocaust, literature, world war ii
3. Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.

Tags: literature, humor, fables, krylov
4. We Once Had a Poet Named Tyutchev

Fyodor Tyutchev (whose 115th birthday is today) was endowed with genius and good luck: a great Russian poet, he was not killed in a duel or in the Caucasus.  Nor did he rot in Siberia, but instead lived until he was 70 and died in his own bed. 

Tags: poetry, literature, Tyutchev
By Anatoly Liberman
5. Being Turgenev

Everyone in Russia knows the great writer Ivan Turgenev, whose 200th birthday is today, and they make his acquaintance in three stages. 

Tags: literature, turgenev
By Tamara Eidelman
6. Celebrating Tolstoy

Today is the 190th anniversary of the great writer's birth. We thought we would share a few readings to get you in a Tolstoyan spirit.

Tags: literature, war and peace, tolstoy
By The Editors
7. Six Books

We review books of fiction (Chekhov, Remizov, the Brothers Strugatsky, and Anderson) and an enticing cookbook.

Tags: cuisine, literature, chekhov
8. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. The Translator

Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.

Tags: poetry, literature, language
10. Three Books and a DVD

In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.

Tags: literature, language, ukraine, romanovs

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