Louis Train reviews Pravda Ha Ha by Rory MacLean: "an interesting travelogue and a badly under-researched political text".
Louis Train reviews The New Battle for the Atlantic by Magnus Nordenman.
Louis Train reviews Evgeny Grishkovets's novel The Hemingway Game.
Amanda Sonesson reviews Sergei Lebedev's latest novel, The Goose Fritz, a story about "how the difference between life and death can lie in the specific order of a bunch of letters."
In Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg (Stanford University Press), Sarah Wobick-Segev compares the experiences of the Jewish populations [...]
Vladimir Putin, the man, is shrouded in secret, despite the fact that Vladimir Putin, the president, maintains an extraordinarily public profile. What we know about Putin’s biography could barely [...]
Angela Stent’s previous book, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian relations in the twenty-first century, became the definitive source on U.S.-Russia relations the moment it was published, in [...]
In The Myth of Triumphalism, Beth A. Fischer aims to set the record straight on triumphalism.
Louis Train reviews new translations of books by Russian politician Grigory Yavlinsky and scholar Sergei Medvedev.