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Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky teaches Slavonic Studies at Cambridge. Her latest book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (May 2021)

Russian Metamorphoses

Teffi’s supernatural tales ask what we can understand about the nature of events, and about the transformative moments that thread events together into stories.

Other Worlds: Pilgrims, Peasants, Spirits, Saints

by Teffi, edited by Robert Chandler and translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, and others

Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi

edited by Robert Chandler and Anne Marie Jackson and translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Rose France, and Anne Marie Jackson

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

by Teffi, translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson, and Irina Steinberg, with an introduction by Edythe Haber

May 27, 2021 issue

Boris Kustodiev: Russian Venus, 1926

Naked Souls

Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

by Ethan Pollock

June 11, 2020 issue

The opening procession of the Sixth International Festival of Youth and Students, Moscow, 1957

When the Soviets Shimmied

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

by Eleonory Gilburd

A Ransomed Dissident: A Life in Art Under the Soviets

by Igor Golomstock, translated from the Russian by Sara Jolly and Boris Dralyuk

August 15, 2019 issue

A fashion shoot on a dismantled statue of Stalin, Budapest, 1990

Highly Magical History

Before and During

by Vladimir Sharov, translated from the Russian by Oliver Ready

July 9, 2015 issue

Vladimir Sorokin at the PEN World Voices Festival, New York City, May 2011

Violent, Ecstatic Russians

Day of the Oprichnik

by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

Ice Trilogy

by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

March 22, 2012 issue

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