Welcome to Russia Reviewed, a book blog specializing in reviews of Russia-related works published in the 21st century.
Against a backdrop of growing tensions between East and West, politicians, journalists, academics and layfolk alike have renewed their interest in Russia. A rich assortment of books is available to the inquisitive mind. Some seek to analyze in depth Russia’s political system, economy, foreign policy and other areas. Others seek to scare and shock the public, propagating the idea of Russia as a declining country on the verge of collapse, the greatest threat to international peace, or both. Russia Reviewed aims to provide original reviews of recent releases and relevant older books, evaluating each’s potential to inform one’s perspective on this fascinating country. Through this blog, I hope I will be able to connect Russia-watching readers with the nuanced books they deserve.
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In April 2017 I was interviewed by Street Russian.
Work published prior to September 23, 2017 on Russia Reviewed may no longer reflect the opinions and/or style of the blog owner. Reviews are an exception, but gray text on the “Reviews” page denotes outdated content.