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Akishin, Askold. Pionerskaya pravda. (untranslated.) Fabrika Komiksov, 2015.
Alexander, Robert. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar. Penguin Books, 2004.
Baba, Yasushi. Golosseum 1. Translated from the Japanese by Blake Ferris. Kodansha Comics, 2018.
Bacon, Edwin. Inside Russian Politics. Biteback Publishing, 2018.
*Barnes, Julian. The Noise of Time. Jonathan Cape, 2016.
Bashkirova, Dorofeev, and Soloviev. Heroes of the 90s: A New History of Capitalism in Russia. Glagoslav Publications, 2014.
Bell, Ted. Overkill. William Morrow, 2018.
Bell, Ted. Patriot. William Morrow, 2015.
*Berdy, Michelle. The Russian Word’s Worth. GLAS New Russian Writing, 2010.
*Berry, Steve. The Romanov Prophecy. Ballantine Books, 2004.
*Bilal and Christin. The Hunting Party. Humanoids Publishing, 2002.
Bullen, Mark. Thief in Law: A Guide to Russian Prison Tattoos and Russian-Speaking Organized Crime Groups. One’s Own Publishing House, 2016.
Chizhova, Elena. Vremya zhenshchin. AST, 2015.
*Ciotta, Jennifer. I, Putin. Pencey X Publishing, 2012.
Colton, Timothy. Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press USA, 2016.
Dickey, Lisa. Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia. St. Martin’s Press, 2017.
Duval, Fred and Pecau, Jean-Pierre. What If: Russians on the Moon! 2016.
*Edel, Anastasia. Russia: Putin’s Playground. Lightning Guides, 2016.
Edmonson, Nathan and Noto, Phil. Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread. Marvel, 2014.
*Eremeeva, Jennifer. Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile. 2015.
Eremeeva, Jennifer. Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow. Small Batch Books, 2014.
Feifer, Gregory. Russians: The People Behind the Power. (J.T. doesn’t care enough about this book to include publisher information.)
Gessen, Masha. Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. (J.T. doesn’t care enough about this book to include publisher information.)
Glukhovsky, Dmitry. Metro 2033. Translated from the Russian by Natasha Randall. Gollancz, 2009.
Grecian, Alex and Rossmo, Riley. Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace. Image Comics, 2015.
*Greene, David. Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia. W. W. Norton & Company.
Haslam, Jonathan. Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015.
*Hellevig, John. Putin’s New Russia. Kontinent USA, 2012.
*Herspring, Dale. Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain, 3rd edition.
Hirshberg, Glen. Freedom is Space for the Spirit. Tor.com, 2016.
Jack, Andrew. Inside Putin’s Russia: Can There be Reform Without Democracy?. Oxford University Press, 2005.
Johnston, Antony. Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death. Image, 2016.
Judah, Ben. Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin. Yale University Press, 2013.
*Kashin, Oleg. Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin. Translated from the Russian by Will Evans. Restless Books, 2016.
Khodorkovsky, Mikhail. My Fellow Prisoners. Penguin Books Ltd., 2014.
Kohonen, Iina. Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor. Translated from the Finnish by Albion Butters and Tiina Hyytiäinen. Intellect Ltd., 2017.
Laqueur, Walter. Putinism: Russia and its Future with the West. Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
Layton, Jeffrey. The Good Spy. Pinnacle, 2016.
Liu, Marjorie and Acuna, Daniel. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. Marvel, 2011.
*Lomasko, Victoria. Other Russias. Translated from the Russian by Thomas Campbell. Penguin, 2017.
*Lourie, Richard. Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash. Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
Malaparte, Curzio. The Kremlin Ball: Material for a Novel. Translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee. NYRB Classics, 2018.
Maslov, Nikolai. Siberia. Translated from the French by Blake Ferris. Soft Skull Press, 2006.
Matthews, Jason. Red Sparrow. Pocket Books, 2014.
McAuley, Mary. Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin. I.B. Tauris & Company, 2015.
McComsey, Jeff. Mother Russia. Alterna Press, 2015.
Mel’nik, Kseniya. Snow in May: Stories. Henry Holt & Co., 2014.
Miller, A.D. Snowdrops. Atlantic Books, 2011.
Monaghan, John and Just, Peter. Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2000.
Neverdahl, Ida and Runde, Øystein. Moscow. Translated from the Norwegian by Agnes S.D. Langeland. Centrala, 2015.
Ochsner, Gina. The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight. Houghton Miffin Harcourt, 2010.
*Parker, Jeff. Where Bears Roam the Streets. HarperCollins, 2014.
Parker and Iossel. Rasskazy. Tin House Books, 2009.
Pelevin, Victor. The Hall of Singing Caryatids. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. New Directions, 2011.
*Pelevin, Victor. The Life of Insects. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
*Pelevin, Victor. Omon Ra. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. New Directions, 1998.
*Pelevin, Victor. A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. New Directions, 2010.
Pelevin, Victor. The Yellow Arrow. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. New Directions, 2009.
*Politkovskaya, Anna. A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia. Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait. Random House, 2007.
*Pomerantsev, Peter. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. PublicAffairs, 2014.
Prilepin, Zakhar. Sankya. Translated from the Russian by Mariya Gusev and Jeff Parker. DISQUIET, 2014.
Prilepin, Zakhar. Sin. Translated from the Russian by Simon Patterson. Glagoslav Publications, 2012.
Putin, Vladimir. First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President. Translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick. PublicAffairs, 2000.
The Red Star Volume 1: The Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate. Archangel Studios, 2001.
Richards, Susan. Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape. Other Press, 2010.
Rogozin, Dmitry. The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador. Translated from the Russian by Nadezhda Serebryakova and Camilla Stein. Glagoslav Publications, 2013.
Rubanov, Andrei. Chlorophyllia. (untranslated.) AST, 2009.
Senchin, Roman. Tuva. (untranslated.) Ad Marginem, 2012.
Sergi, Bruno. Misinterpeting Modern Russia. Bloomsbury Academic, 2009.
Shevtsova, Lilia. Lonely Power. Translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2010.
Shishkin, Mikhail. The Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz, Leo Shtutin, Maria Bashkatova, and Sylvia Maizell. Deep Vellum Publishing, 2015.
Sixsmith, Martin. Russia: A 1000-year Chronicle of the Wild East. The Overlook Press, 2013.
Smith, Martin Cruz. Gorky Park. Pan Books, 2007.
Smith, Tom Rob. Child 44. Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
Smith, Tom Rob. The Secret Speech. Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
Soloviev, Vladimir. Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime. Translated from the Russian by Matthew Hyde. Glagoslav Publications, 2014.
Sorokin, Vladimir. Day of the Oprichnik: A Novel. Translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011.
Spufford, Francis. Red Plenty: Inside the Fifties’ Soviet Dream. Faber & Faber, 2010.
Stephenson, Svetlana. Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power. Cornell University Press, 2015.
Terletsky, Vitaly et al. Gorelovo. Komil’fo, 2015.
Tishchenkov, Oleg. Kot. Izdatel’stvo studii Lebedeva, 2008.
Tolstaya, Tatiana. The Slynx. Translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell. Houghton Miffin Harcourt, 2003.
*Trenin, Dmitry. Post-Imperium. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011.
*Ulitskaya, Lyudmila. The Big Green Tent. Translated from the Russian by Bela Shayevich. Farrar, Straus and Girroux, 2015.
de Villiers, Gerard. Revenge of the Kremlin. Translated from the French by William Rodarmor. Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2015.
War of the Beasts and the Animals: Russian and Ukrainian Poetry in Translation. Modern Poetry in Translation, 2017.
Wheeler, Thom. One Steppe Beyond. Summersdale, 2012.
White, Stephen. Understanding Russian Politics. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Wilke, Daria. Playing a Part. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015.
*Zaionchkovsky, Oleg. Happiness is Possible. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. And Other Stories, 2012.