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1. Grampa Krylov

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

Tags: literature, humor, fables, krylov
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. Six Books

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

Tags: cuisine, literature, chekhov
6. 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
7. Mystery, Gulag and Rapture

In which we review a mystery, a Gulag guard's memoir, a parable of the avant-garde, and a collection of Valentin Rasputin's prose.

Tags: literature, books
8. Reading Russian, Distractedly

Reading is communication from writer to reader, and yet in Anna Karenina, whenever a character reads, he or she is often only somebody holding a prop, not reading at all.

Tags: literature, anna karenina, Tolstoy
By Robert Blaisdell
9. Teffi: The Best Russian Writer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known as a female Chekhov and skilled at painting the human condition as hilarious and hideous in one stroke, Teffi is a little-known author you should get to know. 

Tags: Bolshevik, Satire, Literature, Teffi, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. A Dozen Reviews

In which we review 12 titles that have been teetering in our review pile and that Russophiles should love.

Tags: history, stalin, music, platonov, literature

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