On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

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Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

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Vladimir Nabokov  (1899 - 1977)    Category:  Russian Literature Born:  April 22, 1899  St. Petersburg, Russia Died:  July 2, 1977  Montreux, Switzerland

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977) Category: Russian Literature Born: April 22, 1899 St. Petersburg, Russia Died: July 2, 1977 Montreux, Switzerland

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A set of classic works by Russia’s most celebrated writers—from Dostoevsky to Tolstoy and...

A set of classic works by Russia’s most celebrated writers—from Dostoevsky to Tolstoy and...

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17 unforgettable Russian stories about women & vodka by the likes of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and more

17 unforgettable Russian stories about women & vodka by the likes of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and more

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