Dmitrij Vodennikov: I like verses, that resemble a train – Мне нравятся стихи, что на трамвай похожи

“Стихи – это всегда единое поле. Твои стихи не берутся из ниоткуда. Они пришли из чужих стихов и чужих голосов. Ты – это калейдоскоп чужих текстов. Об этом надо помнить всегда. И быть благодарным. Без другого не было бы тебя.”

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Парадокс существования / A Paradox of Existence

Open round table discussion.

In the 1950s-80s, despite various political and administrative restrictions and obstacles, a generation of brilliant mathematicians emerged in the Soviet Union, and mathematics became a symbol of independent thought. Continue reading “Парадокс существования / A Paradox of Existence”

Russia and the Nineties – Julij Dubov in conversation

Три романа о грохочущих девяностых, русском бизнесе, революции и реакции, свободе и диктатуре, о победителях и побежденных.

Three novels about the roaring Nineties, Russian business, revolution and reaction, freedom and autocracy, the winners and the losers.

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New Russian Books – with Grisha Ryzhakov

Modern Russian literature

remains largely unknown in the UK. With few exceptions like Boris Akunin, British readers still read and discuss Russian masters and the Soviet era authors. Is there a next Tolstoy writing in the present day Russia? Continue reading “New Russian Books – with Grisha Ryzhakov”

THE WALL | between, around and inside us – Zinovy Zinik

The whole civilised world joins Germany this year in celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of the Fall of the Wall.


It could have been also a celebration of the Fall of the Iron Curtain between the former Soviet Union and the rest of Europe.

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