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.
Theatre of the Absurd: the case that united Russia’s artists against the government, and the verdict that struck them down
Louis on the Seventh Studio Case and the trial of director Kirill Serebrennikov.
When Russia began gradually enforcing quarantines in late March, the country’s art community followed suit. Galleries transitioned to online, performance art became virtual, and recreating famous [...]
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 [...]
Just a week before the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic really hit, when it was still possible – though a bit complicated – to travel between countries, I found myself in a hotel [...]