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Russia, Churchill's 'riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' is a country with a remarkable history and a rich literary heritage. It's also the Market Focus of this year's London International Book Fair, so we've put together some of the very best books by and about Russians and their homeland. Wonder at the defiant poetry of Anna Akhmatova, take a frozen journey beyond the Urals with Dervla Murphy or explore a sinister possible future with Dymitry Bykov's Living Souls.

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Life and Fate
(Paperback)
Vasily Grossman
 
A novel that focuses on overshadowing the lives of a huge cast of Russian and German characters which looms the battle of Stalingrad.
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Pro eto / That's what
(Paperback)
Mayakovsky, V.
 
A bilingual edition, translated by L. Gureyeva and G. Hyde. Also contains Alexander Rodchenko`s extraordinary photomontages.
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In Siberia
(Paperback)
Colin Thubron
An account of author's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. It is the story of a people moving through...
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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
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Julie Kavanagh
 
Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's...
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Silverland: A Winter Journey Beyond...
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Dervla Murphy
 
Silverland charts Dervla Murphy's extraordinary expedition through the snowscapes of Far Eastern Russia. No stranger to adventure, the intrepid septuagenarian's mid-winter journey takes her beyond Siberia to the furthest corners...
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Blood Red, Snow White
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Marcus Sedgwick
 
The Russian Revolution - fairy tale, spy thriller, love story - one man's life during the last days of the Romanovs.
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The Queue
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Vladimir Sorokin; Sally Laird
 
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Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the...
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Matthew Brzezinski
 
On 4 October 1957, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union secretly launched Sputnik, Earth's first artificial moon, which passed over the American continent once every 101...
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Ten Days That Shook the World
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John Reed; A. Taylor; Vladimir Lenin
 
Presents an account of the Russian revolution. This book describes the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power.
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Yevtushenko: Selected Poems
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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko;...
 
A selection of early works by Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko that includes: "Zima Junction", "Waking", "Birthday", "Encounter", "The Companion", "Party Card" and "Babiy Yar".
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Ivan's War: The Red Army at War, 1939-45
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Catherine Merridale
 
Shows how the veterans were treated with ingratitude and brutality by Stalin, and later exploited as icons of the Great Patriotic War before being sidelined once more in Putin's new...
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Russian literature
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Kelly, C.
 
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Young Stalin
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Simon Sebag Montefiore
Vital prequel to the internationally bestselling biography STALIN: COURT OF THE RED TSAR
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse
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Alexander Pushkin; Stanley Mitchell;...
 
Set in 1820s Russia, this title follows the fates of three men and three women. It offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical...
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Lenin: A Biography
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Robert Service
 
The critically acclaimed biography of Lenin by one of the greatest Russian history experts and bestselling author of Trotsky, Stalin and Comrades.
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Resurrection
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Leo Tolstoy; Anthony Briggs
 
Tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. This title describes the...
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