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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Competent Authority’ by Iegor Gran

17 April 2024 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Competent Authority by Iegor Gran, translated by Ruth Driver [hardback, £22, 224pp, ISBN-9781914495557, Mountain Leopard Press, London, 2023] In 1966, two Soviet writers…

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Sara Jolly reviews ‘Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival’ by Luke Harding

5 April 2024 by Sara Jolly Sara Jolly reviews Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival by Luke Harding [Paperback £9.99 pp368 ISBN 9781783352777, Guardian Faber Publishing, London, 2023] Books about  recent…

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Vic Peterson reviews ‘Offended Sensibilities’ by Alissa Ganieva

16 November 2023 By Vic Peterson Vic Peterson reviews Offended Sensibilities by Alissa Ganieva, translated by Carol Apollonio [Paperback, $15.95, 252pp, ISBN-9781646052233, Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas, TX, 2022] Alissa Ganieva’s new novel, Offended…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘My Russia. War or Peace?’ by Mikhail Shishkin

3 November 2023 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews My Russia. War or Peace?  by Mikhail Shishkin [hardcover, £18.99, 256pp, ISBN-13: 9781529427783, riverrun, Quercus, London, March 2023] In the dying days of Yeltsin’s…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘The Last Days of Stalin’ by Joshua Rubenstein

18 September 2023 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews The Last Days of Stalin by Joshua Rubenstein, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2016/2017, £12.99, ISBN 978-0-300-22884-7 (pbk). Now…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Pered litsom katastrofy’  [In the Face of Catastrophe], edited by Nikolai Plotnikov

11 September 2023 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Pered listom katastrofy [In the Face of Catastrophe], ed. Nikolai Plotnikov, LIT Verlag, Münster, 2023, from €24,90, ISBN 978-3-643-15317-3. This is…

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Sara Jolly reviews ‘The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII’s Greatest Battle’ by Iain MacGregor

4 September 2023 by Sara Jolly Sara Jolly reviews The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII’s Greatest Battle by Iain MacGregor [Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472135209], Constable, London, 2022…

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