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Tuesday, July 15 2014

‘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.


Thursday, May 30 2013

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.


Monday, January 3 2011

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.


Monday, July 26 2010

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.


Wednesday, April 7 2010

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.


Thursday, March 18 2010

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?


Thursday, February 5 2009

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.


Monday, August 4 2008

Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies


Wednesday, July 23 2008

¡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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