All you ever wanted to know about Dostoevsky
A previously little-known writer explores the marginal, macabre and mortality through his own magic realism
“Inside the Rainbow: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times,” published last month by Redstone Press, provides tales from a golden age for Russian children’s literature - the 1920s and 1930s
Ian Frazier, a contributor to the New Yorker and the author of the travelogue “Travels in Siberia,” seems to love Russia more than many locals
From extraordinary history to neglected masterpieces and contemporary satire, this year’s books have something for everyone's holiday gift list
The Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk came alive in November as it played host to an annual book fair that this year featured American author Ian Frazier
RBTH Read Russia launches its monthly round-up column. We intend to help you make heads and tails (and tales) of the literary events, market results and prizes
Following the digitization of 90 works by the great writer, Leo Tolstoy, an iOS app will soon appear based on his wife’s cookbook. RBTH explores the Tolstoy family’s culinary traditions and the cultural significance of their food
Seventy-five years ago today, Russia's most mysterious writer and author of the prose poem 'Moscow-Petushki,' Venedikt Erofeev, was born north of the Arctic Circle
On October 26, audiences will be able to watch Dmitry Shostakovich's opera “The Nose,” as staged by the New York Metropolitan Opera with Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot
The Love-Girl and the Innocent performed in London after 30 years
The definitive exploration of Homo Sovieticus can be found in the non-fiction world of Svetlana Alexievich
It wasn’t too long ago that we were talking about the most interesting fruits of the joint creative work between writers and cinematographers, such as that of Denis Osokin and Aleksei Fedorchenko. This story is no less surprising: the famous, award-winning writer Andrei Gelasimov readily gives up his story “Thirst”, written in 2002, to the “mercy” of the young and inexperienced director, Dmitry Turin.
The acclaimed author received the prestigious Legion of Honor of France. RBTH examines the dramatic twists and turns of the writer's literary path
The movie "Hard to be God" will be presented to a mass audience in a final dubbed version in Rome. German will be posthumously awarded the Rome Film Festival’s award, a Golden Capitolina Wolf for the his “contribution to cinema”.
A new work in English about a famous Soviet artist aims to shed light on his textbook image
With its myriad of colorful leaves against the backdrop of cool breezes and clear skies, autumn is definitely the most beautiful season in Russia, yet it has always invoked mixed feelings among the country’s great writers
None of these writers won the Nobel Prize for Literature. It’s not clear what this tells us, except that it’s hard to run a meritocracy when it comes to awards. And maybe some of Russia’s greats have been overlooked
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Recently published works by Joseph Goebbels and Benito Mussolini have provoked discussion about extremist literature in Russia
Born 121 years ago today, the writer doomed to a tragic and bitter end lives on through her incandescent writing