Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Return of the Russian Leviathan’ by Sergei Medvedev: “For anyone interested in contemporary Russia, this book is an invaluable guide and will leave you smiling through tears.”

18 March 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Return of the Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev. Translated by Stephen Dalziel. Hardback 250pp ISBN-9781509536047 (Polity, London, 2019) Last month the Russian political…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Zuleikha’ by Guzel Yakhina: “The scenarist’s quest for a good story […] has romanticised a period that was by any measure dehumanising and brutal.”

28 January 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina. Translated by Lisa Hayden. Hardback 496pp ISBN-9781786073495 (Oneworld Publications, London, 2019) Guzel Yakhina graduated as a screenwriter from the Moscow…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Grey Bees,’ a novel by Andrei Kurkov

5 January 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Grey Bees by Andrei Kurkov. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. 352pp ISBN-13: 9780857059369 (MacLehose Press, London, 2020) Andrei Kurkov’s latest book is about…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942’ by Józef Czapski.

5 November 2020 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942 by Józef Czapski. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones with an introduction…

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