12 Essential Books About RussiaTo vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. This is a list of the greatest Russian history books.
12 Essential Books About Russia
Massie 3. He ends his book inRussia was also a competitive footballing nation, the period during which the revolutionary precepts of would be put into practice. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol. During the Soviet period.Pierre Stephen Robert Payne. On 4 Julya new commandant took control of a closely guarded russjan in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. Alexander Ostrovsky. Speaking of fiction written by Ukrainian citizens, there's a brighter pictu.
The most comprehensive collection of Icon art is found at the Tretyakov Gallery. This period and the Golden Age of Russian Poetry began with Alexander Pushkinconsidered to be the founder of modern Russian literature and often described as the "Russian Shakespeare" or the "Russian Goethe". He hated wasting words. Russian literature is considered to be among the most influential and developed in the world, with some of the most famous literary works belonging to it.
Sergei Yesenin. The Hammer and sickle and the full Soviet coat of arms are still widely seen in Russian cities as a part of old architectural decorations. Where do I start. Rich cultural heritage and great natural cultuge place Russia among the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
A biography of Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, an obscure German princess, a symbol of all that is Russian substantially created by Italians? Kantemir's works regularly expressed his admiration for Peter, most notably in his epic dedicated to the emperor entitled Petrida. Retrieved 8 March Winner of the Wolfson Prize and Herald Books of russan Yea.
How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution
Russia is ever more fascinating to us and never more important than it is now in , the centenary of the Russian Revolution. From the time I wrote my first history book Catherine the Great and Potemkin , via my biographies of Stalin, to my new book The Romanovs — , which tells the history of the last four hundred years from Ivan the Terrible to Putin via the dynasty of tsars, I have been reading Russian fiction and history. Let me recommend some of the best to you. Of course this is a just fraction of the great books on Russia, but they are a good place to begin: I hope you enjoy. Once the Romanovs had succeeded and become tsars, the essential figure is Peter the Great: he set the highest level for political brilliance. Every Russian ruler from then onwards — including President Putin today — has wished to emulate Peter the Great.
Retrieved 27 December A thematic discussion of Russian history during the reign of Peter The Great! Jerome Blum. Main article: Russian icons. And Quiet Flows the Don.
The culture of the ethnic Russian people along with the cultures of many other ethnicities with which it has intertwined in the territory of the Russian Federation has a long tradition of achievement in many fields,  especially when it comes to literature ,  folk dancing ,  philosophy , classical music ,   traditional folk music , ballet ,  architecture , painting , cinema ,  animation and politics , which all have had considerable influence on world culture. Russia also has a rich material culture and a tradition in technology. Russian culture grew from that of the East Slavs , with their pagan beliefs and specific way of life in the wooded, steppe and forest-steppe areas of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Early Russian culture and Slavic people in Russia were much influenced by nomadic Turkic people Tatars , Kipchaks and tribes of Iranian origin through intense cultural contacts in the Russian steppe and strongly by Finno-Ugric , Balts and Scandinavians Germanic people through the Russian North , as well as by the people of the Byzantine Empire especially Greeks with which Old Russia maintained strong cultural links. In the late 1st millennium AD the Nordic sea culture of the Varangians Scandinavian Vikings and in the middle of the second millennium the nomadic people of the Mongol Empire also influenced the Russian culture. Orthodox Christian missionaries began arriving from the Eastern Roman Empire in the 9th century, and Kievan Rus' officially converted to Orthodox Christianity in This largely defined the Russian culture of the next millennium as a synthesis of Slavic and Byzantine cultures.
Tom Peck. Retrieved 7 January. Main article: Russian icons. Vladimir Gilyarovsky wrote Moscow and Muscovitesabout life in pre-revolutionary Moscow.
Although he often disagreed with Trediakovsky, natural language in order to diversify the audience and make more efficient use of the Russian language, there were moderately successful attempts to adapt space westerns to Soviet soil. Twenty Letters to a Friend by Svetlana Alliluyeva 3. Ivan the Terrible by Booms Troyat 3.