2017 review list (null)

This list has been rendered null and void.

Here’s the tentative book review list for 2017. This list is a living document.


  • Komiks: Comic Art in Russia by Jose Alaniz
  • Putin Country by Anne Garrels


  • All the Kremlin’s Men by Mikhail Zygar
  • Should We Fear Russia by Dmitri Trenin


  • Sex, Politics, and Putin by Valerie Sperling
  • The Good Spy by Jeffrey Layton (?)


  • Limits of Partnership by Angela Stent
  • Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (?)


  • I’m Going to Ruin Their Lives by Marc Bennets OR Moscow in Movement by Samuel Greene

The Floaters

Travelogues/Expat Life

  • Bears in the Streets by Lisa Dickey
  • Return to Moscow by Tony Kevin

Contemporary Russian Fiction

  • Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin
  • Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev
  • The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
  • The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
  • Playing a Part by Daria Wilke


  • Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda by Oliver Boyd-Barrett
  • Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin by Mary McAuley
  • Who Lost Russia? by Peter Conradi
  • Russia: the Story of War by Gregory Carleton
  • Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash by Richard Lourie
  • Return to Cold War by Robert Legvold
  • No Illusions by Ellen Mickiewicz
  • The New Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Other Russias by Victoria Lomasko
  • Orders to Kill by Amy Knight
  • Putin and the Oligarch by Richard Sakwa
  • The Corporation by Yuri Felshtinsky


  • The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw
  • Petrograd by Phillip Gelatt and Tyler Crook


  • The Senility of Vladimir P. by Michael Honig
  • The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
  • Playing a Part by Daria Wilke


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