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The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech
  • Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Era(s): 1950s

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,...

A Cold Red Sunrise

A Cold Red Sunrise
  • Author(s): Stuart M Kaminsky
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

One Dead Commissar At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exiled dies under suspicious circumstances. The high-ranking Commissar sent to investigate the mystery suffers a similar fate: he is murdered by an...

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...

A Journey into Russia

A Journey into Russia
  • Author(s): Jens Mühling
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Ten years ago journalist Jens Muhling met Juri, a Russian television producer whose job it was to sell stories to TV stations in Germany but who always maintained that ‘The true stories are more unbelievable than anything I could...

Aetherial Worlds

Aetherial Worlds
  • Author(s): Tatyana Tolstaya
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): ariousV

Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman’s deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town...

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...

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
  • Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1914

Award-winning author Carolyn Meyer’s ANASTASIA is back in print with a gorgeous new package! Thirteen-year-old Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia. Anastasia is used to a life of luxury; her major concerns are...

And Quiet Flows the Don

And Quiet Flows the Don
  • Author(s): Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

The epic novel of love, war and revolution from Mikhail Sholokhov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature An extraordinary Russian masterpiece, And Quiet Flows the Don follows the turbulent fortunes of the Cossack people through peace, war and...

Angel on the Square

Angel on the Square
  • Author(s): Gloria Whelan
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1914

In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels...

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
  • Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1870s

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final...

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