Category Archives: Soviet Union

Gorky Park


Title:                      Gorky Park Author:                Martin Cruz Smith Smith, Martin Cruz (1981). Gorky Park. New York: Random House LCCN:    80006022 PS3569.M5377 G6 Subjects Renko, Arkady (Fictitious character)–Fiction. Police–Russia (Federation)–Moscow–Fiction. Moscow (Russia)–Fiction. Date Posted:      January 1, 2017 Reviewed by [1]Peter Andrews … Continue reading

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The Fall of a Titan


Title:                      The Fall of a Titan Author:                  Igor Gouzenko Gouzenko, Igor (1954). The Fall of a Titan. New York, Norton LCCN:    54010351 PZ4.G719 Fal Date Posted:      December 30, 2016 KIRKUS REVIEW[1] This has a double claim to special notice, … Continue reading

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Mother Russia


Title:                      Mother Russia Author:                 Robert Littell Littell, Robert (1978). Mother Russia. London: Hutchinson LCCN:    78324392 PZ4.L772 Mo 1978 Date Updated:  April 21, 2016 Littell goes tongue-in-cheek in his fiction on Russia under Soviet rule. He reminds me of Dickens … Continue reading

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The October Circle


Title:                      The October Circle Author:                  Robert Littell Littell, Robert (1975). The October Circle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin LCCN:    75026955 PZ4.L772 Oc3 Subjects Czechoslovakia—History—Intervention, 1968—Fiction. Date Posted:      March 24, 2016 This novel is not a spy novel, but sheds considerable light … Continue reading

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The Stalin Epigram


Title:                      The Stalin Epigram Author:                 Robert Littell Littell, Robert (2009). The Stalin Epigram. New York: Simon & Schuster LCCN:    2008052277 PS3562.I7827 S73 2009 Subjects Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938–Fiction. Date Posted:      December 11, 2015 KIRKUS REVIEW Littell adapts the unhappy story … Continue reading

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The Case of Comrade Tulayev


Title:                      The Case of Comrade Tulayev Author:                Victor Serge Serge, Victor (1968). The Case of Comrade Tulayev. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, LCCN:    70361883 PZ3.S4838 Cas10 Date Updated:  June 23, 2015 Review by Nicholas Lezard.[1] Why, asks Susan Sontag in her … Continue reading

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Iron Curtain


Title:                      Iron Curtain Author:                  Anne Applebaum Applebaum, Anne (2012). Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. New York: Doubleday LOC:       2012022086 DJK45.S65 A67 2012 Date Posted:      April 15, 2013 This is one of the books picked by the … Continue reading

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