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1. Dostoyevsky's Birthday in 10 Dark Quotes
By Alice E.M. Underwood

In honor of the writer's 195th birthday, here are 10 quotes to celebrate the life and writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. They may not be cheerful, but they sure are profound.

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Tags: Russia, Dostoevsky, literature, Crime and Punishment, Karamazov, suffering
2. 5 Pearls of Wisdom from Fazil Iskander
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Fazil Iskander, a missile in the world of Soviet literature, passed away on July 31. Here are five of his pearls of wisdom on humor, science, politics, Stalin, and the Russian soul.

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Tags: iskander, author, literature, russia, soviet union, politics, satire
3. Russians don't need principles. Just submarines
By Alice E.M. Underwood

The British are out to get Russian values and Russian naval vessels alike this week. Scroll down enough and there's also a cat pic. 

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Tags: literature, submarine, lavrov, football, cats, meat, united kingdom
4. Quotable Pushkin for Six Everyday Occasions
By Alice E.M. Underwood

In honor of Alexander Pushkin's 217th birthday, here's a small sample of his poems to show that his writing isn't just pretty and witty – it can help you through almost any situation.

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Tags: pushkin, poetry, russia, literature, history, eugene onegin, boris godunov, bronze horseman
5. Two Miracles of Russian Love Poetry
By Anatoly Liberman

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."

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Tags: pushkin, literature, russian literature, poetry, annensky
6. Katya Everdeenova? No. YA Fiction Set in Russia? Yes.
By Alice E.M. Underwood

We're seeing a growth spurt in literature for kids and teens set in Russia. That means magic, time travel, and Stalinism all rolled up in one.

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Tags: literature, teen fiction, young adult fiction, magic, fantasy, stalin, Ivan the Terrible, baba yaga, faberge, romanovs, time travel
7. 8 Sci-Fi Futures That Explain Russia Today
By Alice E.M. Underwood

In honor of Evgeny Zamyatin's birthday, here are eight Russian sci-fi novels that reveal something about Russia and the world beyond.

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Tags: science fiction, literature, history, fantasy, bogdanov, zamyatin, strugatsky, voinovich, lukyanenko, yeskov, sorokin, elizarov
8. Happy Chekhov Day!
By The Editors

Today is Chekhov's birthday (he's 156). We celebrate by kicking of several months of Daily Chekhov quotes, and share a few other things...

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Tags: Chekhov, quotes, literature, russian literature
9. War, Peace and Cable
By Paul E. Richardson

On Monday, January 18, a new BBC six-part miniseries of Lev Tolstoy's War and Peace comes to American television. Here's your crib sheet.

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Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, television, movies, film, literature, war
10. More Dangerous Than Gunpowder
By Alice E.M. Underwood

Under Stalin, a poem could mean life or death. For many poets, it was a one-way ticket to the Gulag. Today, poems can be a means to face cultural memories of arrests in the night, forced labor, and the silence demanded of people fearing those fates. 

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Tags: poetry, gulag, prison, memory, history, literature, Akhmatova, Ozerov, Samoilov, censorship

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