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February 7, 2008
The Case Against Brodsky
The Case Against Brodsky

The secret transcript (in Russian) of Joseph Brodsky's show trial in a St. Petersburg court, at which he was sentenced to 5 years (later reduced to 18 months) of hard labor in the North. Short portions of the transcript are often cited, but this full transcript offers a vivid look at the Kafkaesque Soviet system of justice.

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Tags: brodsky, poetry, dissidence
Rating: Zero stars
June 15, 2007
Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy

Learn about the varied life of this Russian writer, born to nobility and author of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina".

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Tags: Tolstoy, literature
Rating: 5.0 stars
February 13, 2007
Doctor Zhivago and Khrushchev

Find out what this son of peasants turned Premier of the Soviet Union had to do with an upper class writer and his epic novel.

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Tags: Literature, khrushchev
Rating: Zero stars
June 7, 2005
Book Picks - Health
Book Picks - Health

Editor's choice of books concerning Russia's health.

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Tags: books, russia, health
Rating: Zero stars
February 2, 2005
Book Picks - Literature
Book Picks - Literature

The quantity of great Russian literature titles and translations is virtually endless.  Here are a few favorites from the editor.

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Tags: books, russian, literature
Rating: Zero stars
May 1, 2002
Russian Serfs and Nikolai Gogol
Russian Serfs and Nikolai Gogol

The serf system in early 19th century Russia and writer, Nikolai Gogol.

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Tags: serfdom, gogol
Rating: Zero stars
October 24, 2001
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The tormented and, often, tragic life of Russia's great 19th century author of masterpieces such as The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment.

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Tags: dostoevsky, literature, writers, russian
Rating: Zero stars

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