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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden
    Zuleikha - by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786076847 | ISBN 10: 1786076845

    WINNER OF THE BIG BOOK AWARD, THE LEO TOLSTOY YASNAYA POLYANA AWARD AND THE BEST PROSE WORK OF THE YEAR AWARD   A sweeping, multi-award winning novel set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, as gangs of marauding soldiers terrorise and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Patriots by Sana Krasikov
    The Patriots - by Sana Krasikov

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783781829 | ISBN 10: 1783781823

    Growing up in 1930s Brooklyn, Florence Fein will do anything to escape the confining values of her family and her city, and create a life of meaning and consequence. When a new job and a love affair lead her to Moscow, she doesn't think twice about a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
    The Bear and The Nightingale - by Katherine Arden

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785031052 | ISBN 10: 1785031058

    ** Voted Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2017 **   'Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.'   In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
    Memoirs of a Polar Bear - by Yoko Tawada

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846276323 | ISBN 10: 1846276322

    Three bears.  The first, a diligent memoirist whose unlikely success forces her to flee Soviet Russia.  The second, her daughter, a skilled dancer in an East Berlin circus.   The third, Knut, a baby bear born and raised in Berl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bickford Fuse by Andrey Kurkov
    The Bickford Fuse - by Andrey Kurkov

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781848666061 | ISBN 10: 1848666063

    A satirical epic of the Soviet soul by the bestselling author of Death and the Penguin.  Catch-22 meets The Brothers Karamazov in the last great satire of the Soviet Era.  The Great Patriotic War is stumbling to a close, but a new darkness ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings
    Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 - by Simon Ings

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571290086 | ISBN 10: 0571290086

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION   War-torn, unstable and virtually bankrupt, revolutionary Russia tried to light its way to the future with the fitful glow of science. It succeeded through terror, folly and crime – b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Senility of Vladimir P by Michael Honig
    The Senility of Vladimir P - by Michael Honig

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782398097 | ISBN 10: 1782398090

    As a former president of Russia loses his marbles, those around him get down to losing their morals.   Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power. To get him out of the way, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson
    The Vanishing Futurist - by Charlotte Hobson

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571234875 | ISBN 10: 0571234879

    When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be shaped by them. Yet as her intimacy with the charismatic inventor ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of the Russian Revolution - by Neil Faulkner

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780745399034 | ISBN 10: 0745399037

    The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian peop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fear of Mirrors by Tariq Ali
    Fear of Mirrors - by Tariq Ali

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784786939 | ISBN 10: 1784786934

    The story of a family whose life mirrors the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.  With the fall of Communism, East German dissident Vlady Meyer’s life begins to fall apart. As the German nation unifies, his wife splits up with him. He loses hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of a Town by M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin
    The History of a Town - by M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784975425 | ISBN 10: 1784975427

    The town governors... all flogged the inhabitants, but the first flogged them pure and simple, the second explained their zeal by referring to the needs of civilization, and the third asked only that in all matters the inhabitants should trust in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution by Boris Dralyuk (Translated and selected by)
    1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution - by Boris Dralyuk (Translated and selected by)

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782272144 | ISBN 10: 1782272143

    'This is the last of you, old world - soon we'll smash you to bits.'  The passionate voices of radicals, dreamers, workers, aristocrats, satirists and romantics fill these electrifying poems and prose pieces, written between 1917 and 1919 in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin by Mary McAuley
    Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin - by Mary McAuley

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784536794 | ISBN 10: 1784536792

    Today Russia and human rights are both high on the international agenda. Since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, domestic developments from the prosecution of Pussy Riot to the release of Khodorkovsky and Russia s global role, especially in r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Despite the Falling Snow by Shamim Sarif
    Despite the Falling Snow - by Shamim Sarif

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781786061072 | ISBN 10: 1786061074

    The enthralling narrative of Shamim Sarif's powerful second novel moves between present day Boston and 1950s Moscow.  After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Russia, Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business in the S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin by Oleg Kashin
    Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin - by Oleg Kashin

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781632060396 | ISBN 10: 1632060396

    When a scientist experimenting on a humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenters wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes begins. Fantastical a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare
    Twilight of the Eastern Gods - by Ismail Kadare

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857866196 | ISBN 10: 0857866192

    1958. In a dorm room in Moscow, a young writer is woken by the sound of angry voices on the radio. Through the fog of a hangover he hears the news that a novel called Doctor Zhivago has earned its author the Nobel Prize. There is uproar. The author, ... more

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  • Cover image of book All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon
    All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - by Darragh McKeon

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241964675 | ISBN 10: 0241964679

    Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birth of Our Power by Victor Serge
    Birth of Our Power - by Victor Serge

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630304 | ISBN 10: 1629630306

    Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 19171919. Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I. Whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov
    Dead Lake - by Hamid Ismailov

    £12.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908670144 | ISBN 10: 1908670142

    A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbours daughter and one evening, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Light and the Dark by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Andrew Bromfield
    The Light and the Dark - by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Andrew Bromfield

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780871080 | ISBN 10: 1780871082

    Fate sends two star-crossed lovers, Sasha and Volodenka, on two separate journeys across space and time. Sasha finds herself as a young woman in a time not far from the present day. Volodenka finds himself as a young soldier in a horrific conflict at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tolstoy: A Russian Life by Rosamund Bartlett
    Tolstoy: A Russian Life - by Rosamund Bartlett

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781251911 | ISBN 10: 1781251916

    Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina are considered two of the greatest novels ever written. Here is a fresh perspective on his extraordinary life and times.  In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Konstantin by Tom Bullough
    Konstantin - by Tom Bullough

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780670920938 | ISBN 10: 0670920932

    Tom Bullough's Konstantin is a mesmerising novel about how the imagination can inspire the individual to greatness.   1867, Ryazan, a Russian city in winter. Ten-year-old Konstantin, deafened by scarlet fever, dreams of flight - escaping to M ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
    The Master and Margarita - by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847492425 | ISBN 10: 1847492428

    Russia's literary world is shaken to its foundations when a mysterious gentleman - a professor of black magic - arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a bizarre retinue of servants. It soon becomes clear that he is the Devil himself, come to wreak havoc a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Apricot Jam and Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsy
    Apricot Jam and Other Stories - by Aleksandr Solzhenitsy

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857863195 | ISBN 10: 0857863193

    'No matter what, you cannot change human nature,' exclaims a soldier in the final story of this collection, 'even under socialism.'   Apricot Jam and Other Stories presents a series of astonishing portraits of Russian life before, during and a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road: Short Fiction and Essays by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler
    The Road: Short Fiction and Essays - by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857381941 | ISBN 10: 0857381946

    Vasily Grossman is widely recognized as one of the outstanding literary figures of the twentieth century. The short fiction collected here - satire, comedy, tragedy and pure narrative - illustrate the remarkable breadth of his work, and demonstrate a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Foundation Pit by Andrey Platonov, translated by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson
    The Foundation Pit - by Andrey Platonov, translated by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099529743 | ISBN 10: 0099529742

    Platonov's dystopian novel describes the lives of a group of Soviet workers who believe they are laying the foundations for a radiant future. As they work harder and dig deeper, their optimism turns to violence and it becomes clear that what is being ... more

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  • Cover image of book The People
    The People's Train - by Thomas Keneally

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780340951866 | ISBN 10: 0340951869

    After a long, dangerous escape from Tsarist Russia, Artem Samsurov might have reached sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, but that doesn't stop him trying to create a socialist paradise with his fellow emigres and workmates. And despite getting entangl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin by David King
    Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin - by David King

    £24.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781854379351 | ISBN 10: 1854379356

    Red Star Over Russia is a breathtaking visual history of the Soviet Union, from 1917 to the death of Stalin. Its urgent, cinema-verit style plunges the reader into the centre of the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism and horror to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett
    Zugzwang - by Ronan Bennett

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747587293 | ISBN 10: 0747587299

    Zugzwang: Used in chess to describe a deadly position in which a player is obliged to move, but every move only makes his position even worse.   St Petersburg, 1914. Dr Otto Spethmann, a famous psychoanalyst, is implicated in a murder. But he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
    Absurdistan - by Gary Shteyngart

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080066 | ISBN 10: 1847080065

    Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia and proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA. Misha is an American impounded in a Russian's bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Natasha Randall
    We - by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Natasha Randall

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099511434 | ISBN 10: 0099511436

    The suppressed work that both Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World are based on, and the first modern dystopian novel.  Shortlisted for the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2008. With an introduction by Will Self.   The citizen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The People
    The People's Act of Love - by James Meek

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781841957067 | ISBN 10: 1841957062

    1919, Siberia. Deep in the unforgiving landscape a town lies under military rule, awaiting the remorseless assault of Bolsheviks along the Trans-Siberian railway. Then Samarin arrives. Appearing from the woods with a tale of escape from an Arctic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
    Doctor Zhivago - by Boris Pasternak, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

    £8.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780099448426 | ISBN 10: 0099448424

    From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, a stunning new translation of Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece, the first since the 1958 original. Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Doctor Zhivago is the e ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, translated by Ralph Parker
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, translated by Ralph Parker

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780141184746 | ISBN 10: 0141184744

    This brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star - The First Bolshevik Utopia and Engineer Menni by Alexander Bogdanov
    Red Star - The First Bolshevik Utopia and Engineer Menni - by Alexander Bogdanov

    £14.99   paperback   (1984) - ISBN 13: 9780253203175 | ISBN 10: 0253203171

    A communist society on Mars, the Russian Revolution, and class struggle on two planets are the subjects of two remarkable science fiction novels by Alexander Bogdanov (1873-1928), one of the early organisers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik Part ... more

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