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Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest book is Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.

 (July 2018)

Sergei Lebedev; drawing by Karl Stevens

Books of the Dead

Oblivion

by Sergei Lebedev, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

The Year of the Comet

by Sergei Lebedev, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

The Goose Fritz

by Sergei Lebedev, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

July 18, 2019 issue

‘Dancing Bear’; illustration by C. Knight, 1875

Dancing in Chains

Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny

by Witold Szabłowski, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

July 19, 2018 issue

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya performing at the 16 Tons nightclub, Moscow, July 2010

The Wild Child of Russian Literature

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Anna Summers

May 11, 2017 issue

Andrey Platonov, Voronezh, 1922

A Great Russian Writer in the Communist Cauldron

The Foundation Pit

by Andrey Platonov, translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson, and with an afterword by Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson

Soul and Other Stories

by Andrey Platonov, translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, with Katia Grigoruk, Angela Livingstone, Olga Meerson, and Eric Naiman, and with an afterword by John Berger

April 29, 2010 issue

A pro-Communist demonstration in Moscow, with a portrait of Stalin in the background, May 1, 2005

Putin vs. the Truth

Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia

by Jonathan Brent

April 30, 2009 issue

Tolstoy’s Real Hero

War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy, translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

November 22, 2007 issue

Islam: The Russian Solution

For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia

by Robert D. Crews

Islam in Russia: The Politics of Identity and Security

by Shireen T. Hunter with Jeffrey L. Thomas and Alexander Melikishvili, and with a foreword by Ambassador James F. Collins

December 21, 2006 issue

Anna the Great

Anna of All the Russias: The Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

June 22, 2006 issue

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