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”
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.
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”
writes about happiness.
Yes, about happiness, and not about childhood, music, coitus, betrayals, pregnancies, childbirths, the Creation, Russia, Mozart, black-and-blue marks, skates, jeans, bras, tears, or loneliness.
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.