A Who’s Who of 20th-century Russian Female Writers


Students of Russian literature sometimes complain about a gender imbalance on their course syllabi — where are the Russian female writers!? To investigate this supposed injustice, I did some research. After googling “best Russian writers,” I found that only one of the first twenty people listed on google’s slide-bar, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, was a woman. On… Continue reading


Lost in Moscow public transport? Here the best apps!

Best apps for Moscow public transport

With a population of 13 million, huge concentric circular roads and Cyrillic lettering Moscow can seem like a daunting place to get around. But after two weeks living here I have devised a list of apps that can help you navigate Russia’s biggest city. All of the apps are free!   Citymapper This app uses… Continue reading


La Russia nel mondo letterario: Anna Akhmatova

russian poetry

La Russia è famosa in tutto il mondo letterario per la grande quantità di talenti a cui ha dato i natali. Tra i più conosciuti possiamo trovare: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoj, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, Anton Chekhov e potremmo andare avanti a lungo. Ma c’è anche il nome di una donna che può essere incluso in questa… Continue reading