Maximilian Voloshin: Crimea without hatred

Maximilian Voloshin: Crimea without hatred

April 17, 2014 Yan Shenkman, RBTH

"… With all my strength, I am praying for people on both sides." This line by poet Voloshin has been on the mind of many people in recent weeks, as Ukraine wrestles with an era of confrontation over its future

The bridge into the past

The bridge into the past

March 30, 2014 Alexander Terekhov

Alexander Terekhov’s “The Stone Bridge” (Glagoslav Publications) is a whirling novel that collides present times with the grim epoch of Stalin purges

Russian poets in the U.S., no longer in exile

Russian poets in the U.S., no longer in exile

March 27, 2014 Dmitry Ber, special to RBTH

During the Cold War, Russian poets, among them the future Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, emigrated from the Soviet Union and cut all ties with Russia. Today, Russian poets of a new generation are closely engaged with their homeland as never before

Freaks and malcontents of Russia’s youth

Freaks and malcontents of Russia’s youth

March 18, 2014 Zakhar Prilepin

Zakhar Prilepin is one of the few writers who sketches the buzzing atmosphere of detentions and social upheaval with precise detail, as he draws his facts from his own protest experience. RBTH presents a short excerpt from his novel “Sankya”, which will be presented at the London Book Fair

Big-idea literature has reappeared in Russia

Big-idea literature has reappeared in Russia

March 15, 2014 Andrei Vasilevski, special to RBTH

Literature in Russia lost its ideology when the Soviet Union collapsed. Is it coming back again? Literary critic Andrei Vasilevski eyes a new trend

Russian soul in search for God

Russian soul in search for God

March 5, 2014 German Sadulaev

RBTH continues to acquaint you with Russian literature. This time we are publishing the excerpt from German Sadulaev's book 'The Maya Pill,' which will be presented by the author in Read Russia section at the 2014 London Book Fair

Cinematryoshka: Geographer drunk his Golden Globe away

Cinematryoshka: Geographer drunk his Golden Globe away

February 27, 2014 Daria Donina, RBTH

Why was such a successful Russian film like "The Geographer Drank His Globe Away" not presented at any large international film festivals? We spoke to Alexey Ivanov, the author of the book it was based on, about why his hero, Viktor Sluzhkin, is less popular among Western audiences

Exploring the Russian America that almost was

Exploring the Russian America that almost was

February 25, 2014 Nora FitzGerald, RBTH

Owen Matthews, author of the highly acclaimed memoir “Stalin’s Children,” investigates a swashbuckling lover and adventurer known mostly from the Russian stage

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