Russia has been the home of many great artists and authors throughout history. These figures are often celebrated for their innovative writings, unique storytelling and great influence they had on later writers. One man who especially embodies these traits was Anton Chekov (Антон Павлович Чехов) who was born 154 years ago today, January 29th. Born ...
What would you think if I told you that Liden & Denz Moscow Centre was serving as a cover for Russian spies? That’s crazy right? Well, in the real world it is. But in the fictional spy thriller Red Sparrow by former CIA agent Jason Matthews it’s not! The novel follows the career of Dominika Egorovna, a state intelligence officer ...
If you ask any well informed person or professor of literature to give you a list of the greatest authors of all time, you can bet that you will find the name Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский) somewhere on that list. And today, 192 years ago, he was born in Moscow. Therefore, we want ...
St. Petersburg has always been the frame or the subject of a lot of literary works. Many authors lived there, and nowadays, literary museums are often located in their houses. Pushkin’s memorial apartment (Музей-Квартира Пушкина) on the bank of the river Moika stands today as the city’s most popular literary museum. This was the apartment ...
Today (September 9) marks Tolstoy’s 185th birth anniversary. Lev Tolstoy (Лев Толстой), born in 1828, is arguably one of the greatest and most famous writers of all time, and his works inspired many writers in the following centuries. War and Peace (Война И Мир) and its follow-up Anna Karenina (Анна Каренина) reshaped the genre of ...