Friday, November 18, 2011

Russia Recommendations


Going to St. Petersburg, Moscow, or Voronezh? Or even just dreaming of Россия? Here are some recommendations from iLP alums to get pumped and informed about Mother Russia.


Nicholas and Alexandra 
Robert Massie

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
 Anton Chekhov (for the ambitious)

A Train to Potevka 
Mike Ramsdell

Everything is Illuminated  
Jonathan Safran Foer (Ukraine, actually, but still good!)

Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

The Guns of August
Barbara Tuchman

The Endless Steppe
Esther Hautzig  


  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Possibly Russia's most famous classical composers. Many ballets and operas performed there are written by one or the other. Both are buried in St. Petersburg.

Many thanks to Melissa, Lauren, Chloe, Katie, Tessa, Michelle, and Lisa for your suggestions! Any other recommendations?


R. Hansen said...

"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch" is my favorite!

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