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Do you want to know more about Russia? To immerse yourself in the country's history and literature? Margo Hammond, book editor for the St. Petersburg Times, provides this reading list.


"Treasures of the Czars" catalog
"Treasures of the Czars" An Educational Guide and Supplement for Russian Cultural Studies
The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader, edited by George Gibian
Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol (1842)
Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev (1861)
Notes from the Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1866), The Brothers Karamazov (1880), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
War and Peace (1865-69), Anna Karenina (1877), by Leo Tolstoy
Uncle Vanya (1900), The Three Sisters (1901), The Cherry Orchard (1903),< by Anton Chekhov
The Lower Depths (1902), by Maksim Gorky
Twentieth Century Russian Poetry, including Maksim Gorky, Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, Vladimir Navokov, Bella Akhmadulina, Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Joseph Brodsky, compiled by Yevtushenko
Babii Yar, poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko


The Old Regime and the Revolution, by Alex de Tocqueville
Russian under the Old Regime, The Russian Revolution and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, by Richard Pipes
The Russians and The New Russians, by Hedrick Smith
The Bolsheviks, by Adam Ulam
To the Finland Station, by Edmund Wilson
The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
What Is To Be Done? by Vladimir Lenin
The Russian Revolution (three volumes), Leon Trotsky
Perestroika, by Mikhail Gorbachev
Against the Grain, by Boris Yeltsin

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