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Four books
January 01, 2003

Four books

By Paul E. Richardson

A review of: Stamp Album, by Andrei Sergeev; Ivan the Terrible, by Robert Payne & Nikita Romanoff; Russia's Virtual Economy, by Clifford G. Gaddy & Barry W. Ickes; The Russian Context, by Eloise M. Boyle & Genevra Gerhart, eds.

Four Books
September 01, 2002

Four Books

We review four new books: The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar, A Year of Russian Feasts, The Shaman's Coat: A Native History of Siberia, and Beau monde from A to Z.

Four Books and a Calendar
November 01, 2001

Four Books and a Calendar

By Russian Life

In this issue we review: "The Complete Works of Isaac Babel," "Valery Gergiev and the Kirov: A Story of Survival," "The Logic of Economic Reform," "Without Vodka," and the annual otrivnoy calendar "Martianoff's 2002 Calendar." 

Four Reviews
September 01, 2001

Four Reviews

By The Editors

In which we review two works of fiction, a film, and a volume on Russian treasures.

Two Books
May 01, 2001

Two Books

By Paul E. Richardson

A review of two books: Sunlight at Midnight, by W. Bruce Lincoln, and Trans-Siberian Hanbook, by Bryn Thomas.

Three Books About Women
March 01, 2001

Three Books About Women

By Paul E. Richardson

In addition to three books about and by women – in recognition of March 8, International Women’s Day – we inaugurate the addition of vodka reviews to this section of our magazine. The review is one of the reviews from our affiliated website, vodkaphiles.com.

Three Books and a CD
January 01, 2000

Three Books and a CD

By Paul E. Richardson

We review three books: PU-239 and other Russian Fantasies, Russia Abroad, and The Crime of Olga Arbyelina, and a CD: The Golden Age of the Russian Guitar.

Three Books Reviewed
June 01, 1999

Three Books Reviewed

We review four new books: Moscow Rediscovered, Pushkin: A Biography, Pushkin's Button, and Chronicle of the Russian Tsars.

 

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A Few of Our Books

Fearful Majesty

Fearful Majesty

This acclaimed biography of one of Russia’s most important and tyrannical rulers is not only a rich, readable biography, it is also surprisingly timely, revealing how many of the issues Russia faces today have their roots in Ivan’s reign.
The Little Golden Calf

The Little Golden Calf

Our edition of The Little Golden Calf, one of the greatest Russian satires ever, is the first new translation of this classic novel in nearly fifty years. It is also the first unabridged, uncensored English translation ever, and is 100% true to the original 1931 serial publication in the Russian journal 30 Dnei. Anne O. Fisher’s translation is copiously annotated, and includes an introduction by Alexandra Ilf, the daughter of one of the book’s two co-authors.
Faith & Humor: Notes from Muscovy

Faith & Humor: Notes from Muscovy

A book that dares to explore the humanity of priests and pilgrims, saints and sinners, Faith & Humor has been both a runaway bestseller in Russia and the focus of heated controversy – as often happens when a thoughtful writer takes on sacred cows. The stories, aphorisms, anecdotes, dialogues and adventures in this volume comprise an encyclopedia of modern Russian Orthodoxy, and thereby of Russian life.
Woe From Wit (bilingual)

Woe From Wit (bilingual)

One of the most famous works of Russian literature, the four-act comedy in verse Woe from Wit skewers staid, nineteenth century Russian society, and it positively teems with “winged phrases” that are essential colloquialisms for students of Russian and Russian culture.
Murder and the Muse

Murder and the Muse

KGB Chief Andropov has tapped Matyushkin to solve a brazen jewel heist from Picasso’s wife at the posh Metropole Hotel. But when the case bleeds over into murder, machinations, and international intrigue, not everyone is eager to see where the clues might lead.
Davai! The Russians and Their Vodka

Davai! The Russians and Their Vodka

In this comprehensive, quixotic and addictive book, Edwin Trommelen explores all facets of the Russian obsession with vodka. Peering chiefly through the lenses of history and literature, Trommelen offers up an appropriately complex, rich and bittersweet portrait, based on great respect for Russian culture.
Murder at the Dacha

Murder at the Dacha

Senior Lieutenant Pavel Matyushkin has a problem. Several, actually. Not the least of them is the fact that a powerful Soviet boss has been murdered, and Matyushkin's surly commander has given him an unreasonably short time frame to close the case.
Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

This astonishingly gripping autobiography by the founder of the Russian Women’s Death Battallion in World War I is an eye-opening documentary of life before, during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Spine of Russia

The Spine of Russia

This coffee table book is the photographic journal of an epic 6000-kilometer road trip. The book includes over 200 compelling images of Russians and Russian places met along the way, plus a dozen texts (in both English and Russian) on everything from business to education, from roads to fools.
Jews in Service to the Tsar

Jews in Service to the Tsar

Benjamin Disraeli advised, “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” With Jews in Service to the Tsar, Lev Berdnikov offers us 28 biographies spanning five centuries of Russian Jewish history, and each portrait opens a new window onto the history of Eastern Europe’s Jews, illuminating dark corners and challenging widely-held conceptions about the role of Jews in Russian history.
Driving Down Russia's Spine

Driving Down Russia's Spine

The story of the epic Spine of Russia trip, intertwining fascinating subject profiles with digressions into historical and cultural themes relevant to understanding modern Russia. 

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