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The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech

Author(s): Tom Rob Smith

Location(s): Russia

Era(s): 1950s

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The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin’s death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. Stalin’s successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past. Leo Demidov, former MGB officer,...

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The Two Rooms

The Two Rooms

Author(s): R Leigh Turner

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Horror, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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VOLUME 1 IN THE “HOTEL HORROR” SERIES OF SHORT STORIES Meet Ms N – hotelier extraordinary. Ms N can keep her head when confronted with any number of crises and keep all her customers happy – but guests who...

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Königskinder

Königskinder

Author(s): Gernot Gricksch

Location(s): Hamburg, Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1970s -2000s

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Zuerst die gute Nachricht: Ja, es gibt sie wirklich, die eine große wahre Liebe und den einen Menschen, den das Schicksal für uns vorherbestimmt hat. Dummerweise ist das Schicksal manchmal aber etwas schlampig bei der Durchführung seiner Pläne. So...

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Konstantin

Konstantin

Author(s): Tom Bullough

Location(s): Ryazan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1867

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It is 1867 and winter in Ryazan, a city on the banks of the Oka River in Central Russia. Konstantin is ten years old. His days are full of dreams of flight – to Moscow, even to the silent...

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A Death in Siberia

A Death in Siberia

Author(s): Alex Dryden

Location(s): Arctic, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

The Cold War is dead but Russia’s ambitions continue to rage… The West is under threat. Russia has been granted sole access to the undersea Lomonosov Ridge in the Arctic Ocean – home to oil reserves even greater than...

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Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field

Author(s): John le Carré

Location(s): London, Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Present day

Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the...

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Archangel

Archangel

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north...

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Back to Moscow

Back to Moscow

Author(s): Guillermo Erades

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 2000s

The early 2000s, and Martin, an expat student recently arrived in Moscow to write a doctoral thesis on the heroines of Russian literature, needs all the guidance he can get to fathom the mysterious Russian soul. Distracted from his...

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Bird’s Milk

Bird’s Milk

Author(s): Jana Bakunina

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s- 2000s

In Bird’s Milk, Jana Bakunina tells the story of her childhood in the Soviet Union from the early days of perestroika to the collapse of the USSR, offering a unique insight into the lives of ordinary Russians. Bird s...

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Cilka’s Journey

Cilka’s Journey

Author(s): Heather Morris

Location(s): Auschwitz, Siberia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): WW2

In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly...

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