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Slovo Russian Literature Festival

The 6th annual Slovo Russian Literature Festival is underway in London, because with only the book fair going on there is a painful shortage of literary events in the British capital at the moment. 100 more words

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Literary City: Boris Akunin, a Dissident in Moscow

Boris Akunin, the popular Russian detective novelist—and one of the pen names of Grigory Chkhartishvili—announced last month that he was abandoning fiction and focusing on writing a political history of Russia. 139 more words

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Update - January 2015

Here are a few updates related to this blog and what is in store for its future. I haven’t ever written a post like this before, so please bear with me. 297 more words

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Georgia: Murder on the Leviathan - Boris Akunin

For even the beloved’s imitation is worthy, in love’s eyes, of adoration.

When I was quite young and I was just getting introduced by my mom to the magical world of books, we had a Saturday day ritual. 577 more words

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Boris Akunin: In any case, Putin will end badly

In an interview to DW correspondent Nikita Zholkver, the famous writer Boris Akunin compared the current situation in Russia with the times between the two Russian revolutions.  1,314 more words

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Boris Akunin's rules of life in a police state

by Boris Akunin, translated by Maria Tumarkin

I am no political scientist, but this sudden surge in Putin’s militarism strikes me as a bluff. It may just be, of course, that Putin has moved into the interior of a Potemkin village once and for all and doesn’t have a clue about the state of the Russian army. 869 more words

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