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‘Leviathan’ Is a Kafkaesque Nightmare in Russia

Combine Orson Welles’ The Trial with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, throw in some nods to Job and Thomas Hobbes, and you get Leviathan.

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5 May 2015 // 12:53 PM

Russia Removes Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ From Bookstores

Maus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel by Art Spiegelman, has been withdrawn from Moscow bookstores.

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‘Child 44’ Is a Suspenseless Soviet-Era Misstep

By adding too many subplots and political asides to the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, Child 44 becomes a deadly bore.

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‘Mind of Winter’ Is a Thrilling Page-Turner with Shimmering Prose and a Heart-Wrenching Ending

Laura Kasischke's tenth novel is a dark fairytale about the sacrifices of motherhood and of secrets so deep, we learn to keep them even from ourselves.

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Nikolai Leskov Gets His Due in This New Collection, ‘The Enchanted Wanderer’

Translating Leskov's delightfully 'slippery ventriloquism' is the latest project of indefatigable translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose renderings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky have effectively become the new standards over the past two decades.

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3 Jan 2011 // 9:58 PM

Inna Zhelannaya: Cocoon

Cocoon, with its thread-artwork and the title that signifies concentration and enclosure, seems to be casting its references back a few years to Bjork's Vespertine.

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A Surgeon Cool with a Handgun and a Scalpel

A surgeon doing charity work to make up for the sins of his violent past changes his priorities after learning that his new wife married him for an unfathomable reason.

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The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner engages with the diversity of post-Soviet Russia by taking a microcosm of the country's demographic and chronicling its travails.

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Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia edited by Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker

This collection of post-Soviet short stories from Russian authors born in the waning days of the once-powerful empire raises some important questions. Namely, what is the New Russia?

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‘Sex and the City,’ but which city? Russian TV networks copy shows from U.S.

MOSCOW - The suspicious girlfriend sits in the back seat of an SUV and watches her love life unravel on the screen of Denis Grebenyuk’

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Mumiy Troll: Comrade Ambassador

Proof that ex-punks from Vladivostok are as capable of creating mainstream-indie "rockapops" as anyone else anywhere on the planet.

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4 Aug 2008 // 3:40 AM

MOSCOW - For the Western world, Alexander Solzhenitsyn peeled back the layers of secrecy that obscured the Soviet system’s inhumanity to a people relegated

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¡Forward, Russia!: Life Processes

¡Forward, Russia! should be commended for asking questions of themselves when they could have sat pretty and cemented their position as dance-punk heroes.

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The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget by

This guide will help you pinch your pennies along the journey so you can splash out when it counts.

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Perunika Trio: Introducing Perunika Trio

Not all of the songs work around the drone and the whip, but it's these yips and yelps that have lingered; the intense sound of high-pitched and precise female explosions.

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Death of a Dissident by Alex Goldfarb, Marina Litvinenko, Marina Litvinenko

Absorbing both these books resembles downing one's skulduggery straight, on an empty stomach, without any "sweeteners."

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29 May 2007 // 3:36 AM

MOSCOW - After Estonia relocated a Soviet war memorial out of downtown Tallinn last month, furious Russians rioted in the Estonian capital, tried to attack

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13 May 2007 // 10:00 AM

Garry Kasparov ARKHANGELSK, Russia—Few in Russia would consider Alexander Donskoi a serious contender to take over the Kremlin in 2008. Few even know who he

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Almost two decades after the official end of the Cold War, Russia remains a major subject of scrutiny for the Western press. While this journalistic

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30 Apr 2007 // 2:26 AM

Vladimir Putin MOSCOW—There are different ways of commenting on President Vladimir Putin’s state-of-the-nation address to Russia’s Federal Assembly. The easiest method is

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'Game Art': Letting the Developers Speak

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"In Game Art, Matt Sainsbury is asking questions of video game developers that one might ask a movie director or a novelist or a painter.

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