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11. Which Russian Metropolis is Right for You?

Are you a Moscow Maniac or a Petersburg Patrician? It's time to take a side!

Tags: literature, art, history, travel, st. petersburg, Moscow
12. The Soviet Creative

In the Soviet period, artists were treated with esteem and lived comfortably, but their privileged position also required sacrifice.

Tags: samizdat, socialist realism, artwork, art, literature, censorship, soviet era, soviet union, creative, artist
13. Shoeing a Flea

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.

Tags: Leskov, russian literature, literature
14. Most Popular Stories of 2020

Everyone is pretty clear that 2020 was an "off" year. But these six stories were definitely "on." They got the most reads from our thousands of readers...

Tags: literature, coronavirus, sable, russian life, best of
15. Taxis, Guns, and Scams

This week, we mark the end of 2020 with transportation stats, social media monitoring, and preparations for wild celebrations.

Tags: Moscow, military, literature, transport, government, alcohol, law, crime, Internet
16. How Leo Tolstoy Shaped the Modern Melodrama

On the 110th anniversary of Lev Tolstoy's death, we look back at his link to cinema: Tolstoy is more closely linked to the history of the cinema than any other writer of his time.

Tags: cinema, literature, film, tolstoy
17. Creating Anna Karenina

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.

Tags: russian literature, literature, women, tolstoy
18. Fear and Fandango

We review Good Citizens Need Not Fear, by Maria Reva, and Fandango and Other Stories, by Alexander Grin.

Tags: literature, fiction, grin
19. From Poetry to Song: A Russian Poet's Work Makes a Debut

How the work of one of Soviet Russia's greatest poets found new life through modern music.

Tags: stalin, soviet, media, Tsvetaeva, literature, poetry, music
20. Books to Read During the Great Pause

We asked our editors, advisors, and frequent contributors to share a Russian literary work they felt was particularly apt to read during The Great Pause.

Tags: literature, pushkin, tolstoy, akhmatova, gogol, literature

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