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  • High Society Dinners
    High Society Dinners (English, Hardback) Yuri Lotman, Jelena Pogosjan

    High Society Dinners offers extraordinary insight into the domestic arrangements of the Russian aristocracy, presenting nine months' worth of menus served in St Petersburg to the guests of Petr Durnovo (1835 - 1918), Adjutant-General of the Tsar's Imperial Suite, part of an important late-19th-century dynasty that included ministers...

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  • White Guard
    White Guard (English, Paperback) Mikhail Bulgakov, Marian Schwartz

    Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin, adult siblings who have just lost their mother, find themselves plunged into the chaotic civil war that erupted in the wake of World War I and the Russian Revolution. In the context of this family's saga, the author recreates the experience of battles, and also the long pauses that come before and after.

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  • Anna Karenina
    Anna Karenina (English, Hardback) Leo Tolstoy

    Publication of this exacting new translation of Tolstoy's great Anna signifies a literary event of the first magnitude

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  • Soviet Culture and Power
    Soviet Culture and Power (English, Hardback) Katerina Clark

    Leaders of the Soviet Union, Stalin chief among them, well understood the power of art, and their response was to attempt to control and direct it in every way possible. This book examines Soviet cultural politics from the Revolution to Stalin's death in 1953. It reflects the progression of Party control in the arts.

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  • Black Square
    Black Square (English, Hardback) Aleksandra Shatskikh

    An in-depth exploration of Malevich's pivotal painting, its context and its significance

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  • The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944
    The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944 (English, Paperback) Richard Bidlack, Nikita Lomagin

    Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during Germany's horrific 1941-44 siege of Leningrad, during which close to one million citizens perished.

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  • Anna Karenina
    Anna Karenina (English, Paperback) Leo Tolstoy

    Presents the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

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  • Madness Treads Lightly
    Madness Treads Lightly (English, Paperback) Polina Dashkova

    Only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian town. And one of them is already dead....

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  • Into the Thickening Fog
    Into the Thickening Fog (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    A French theater agrees to stage the latest work by Filippov?the most prestigious and lucrative opportunity of his infamous career?but first he must sever ties with his longtime collaborator and childhood friend. So the internationally acclaimed Russian director makes a reluctant trip back to his hometown to deliver the news. His journey to the Far North, where the temperature remains dangerous...

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  • Calligraphy Lesson
    Calligraphy Lesson (English, Paperback) Mikhail Shishkin

    The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.

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  • Rachel
    Rachel (English, CD-Audio) Andrei Gelasimov

    With icons like Chubby Checker and Yuri Gagarin, the Moscow that Svyatoslav Semyonovich inhabits at the onset of the Cold War brims with the flashy visual textures of capitalism. A Jewish teenager on the hunt for black-market tight pants and rock records, Svyatoslav somehow fails to develop his undying love for Lyuba into a happy ending. He finds work in a mental institution, runs off to Kiev with...

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  • Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander
    Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander (English, Paperback) Venedikt Erofeev

    The first major English translation of a masterful seriocomic theatrical work by one of the most prominent writers of the Soviet epoch

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  • Rachel
    Rachel (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    With icons like Chubby Checker and Yuri Gagarin, the Moscow that Svyatoslav Semyonovich inhabits at the onset of the Cold War brims with the flashy visual textures of capitalism. A Jewish teenager on the hunt for black-market tight pants and rock records, Svyatoslav somehow fails to develop his undying love for Lyuba into a happy ending. He finds work in a mental institution, runs off to Kiev with...

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  • Gods of the Steppe
    Gods of the Steppe (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    It is the summer of 1945. The Allies have triumphed in Europe and Hitler has vanished. But with Japanese forces gathering just across the border in occupied China, brutal warfare on Russian soil remains a real and constant threat to Soviet life....

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  • Gods of the Steppe
    Gods of the Steppe (English, CD-Audio) Andrei Gelasimov

    It is the summer of 1945. The Allies have triumphed in Europe and Hitler has vanished. But with Japanese forces gathering just across the border in occupied China, brutal warfare on Russian soil remains a real and constant threat to Soviet life....

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  • The Lying Year
    The Lying Year (English, CD-Audio) Andrei Gelasimov

    Mikhail was fired for blowing a deal with the Italians and throwing an unauthorized office party that got him arrested, so he can’t believe his luck when his former boss offers him easy money and the Land Rover of his dreams for the simple job of teaching the boss’s son, teenager Sergei, how to “be a man.” Of course, Sergei’s not the Internet-obsessed recluse his father believes, and Mikhail...

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  • The Lying Year
    The Lying Year (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    Mikhail was fired for blowing a deal with the Italians and throwing an unauthorized office party that got him arrested, so he can’t believe his luck when his former boss offers him easy money and the Land Rover of his dreams for the simple job of teaching the boss’s son, teenager Sergei, how to “be a man.” Of course, Sergei’s not the Internet-obsessed recluse his father believes, and Mikhail...

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  • The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944
    The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944 (English, Hardback) Richard Bidlack, Nikita Lomagin

    Based largely on formerly top-secret Soviet archival documents (including 66 reproduced documents and 70 illustrations), this book portrays the inner workings of the communist party and secret police during Germany's horrific 1941-44 siege of Leningrad, during which close to one million citizens perished.

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  • Thirst
    Thirst (English, CD-Audio) Andrei Gelasimov

    Masterfully translated from the original Russian by award-winning translator Marian Schwartz, Thirst tells the story of 20-year-old Chechen War veteran Kostya. Maimed beyond recognition by a tank explosion, he spends weeks on end locked inside his apartment, his sole companions the vodka bottles spilling from the refrigerator. But soon Kostya's comfortable if dysfunctional cocoon is torn open when...

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  • Thirst
    Thirst (English, Paperback) Andrei Gelasimov

    Masterfully translated from its original Russian by award-winning translator Marian Schwartz, Thirst tells the story of 20-year-old Chechen war veteran, Kostya. Maimed beyond recognition by a tank explosion, Kostya spends weeks on end locked inside his apartment, his sole companion the vodka bottles spilling from the refrigerator. But soon Kostya's comfortable, if dysfunctional, cocoon is torn...

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