I'm looking for good books and documentaries on Russia. I took a course on this topic in college (starting with the fall of the Tsars, through the USSR, and finally into Putin's first presidency), and I found it fascinating—but this was a decade ago, and clearly things have changed. Recent events have inspired me to start reading in this area again; help me sort out the wheat from the chaff. [more inside]
Please can you recommend books similar to Bruno Schulz's, Isaac Babel's and Bulgakov's Master & Margarita? [more inside]
I really love the sort of bleak/dark horror/fantasy/science fiction from Russia and Eastern Europe. I loved the Nightwatch series, loved Solaris, loved the Metro series. What else would I love from that part of the world?
I'm traveling to Moscow (and likely St. Petersburg as well)! Tell me all your best resources, materials, and hacks! [more inside]
Book recommendation to answer the question: Why did Communism fail in Russia? [more inside]
Help me feed my obsession with all things Russia. [more inside]
What are the best English-language books about life in the Siberian gulag at the end of the 1930s?
Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English? [more inside]
Are there any decent books (in English) about Russian or European hockey? [more inside]
Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
What should I read in Russian and where can I get it? [more inside]