It's more than just crusty old guys dreaming about the good old days.
Stronski argues that the physical transformation of Tashkent was not an end in itself, but rather a means to change the people and their society.
Koenker documents an uneasy tension between purpose and pleasure in Soviet vacation travel.
A reeaaall short
Ossetian legends, Radishchev retranslated, consumer culture and more.
The task was simple: read a bad sequel to a bad novel, take a few potshots, make a few people laugh. What could possibly go wrong?
Evel Economakis on Russian labor migration at the turn of the 20th century.
Victor Tsoi, reporting on Russia, children's literature, Dr. Strangelove and more.
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files arrived early via Interlibrary Loan, and I spent part of Wednesday evening leafing through it. There will not be a review...
Douglas Smith's Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs is one of my favorite biographies/books about Russian history. Therefore, I eagerly await his newest book The Russian Job.
If anything's changed in the makeup of 2019 booklists, it's the slow, steady encroachment of academic monographs.
Ever wanted to find an RR-featured book without having to sift through three years' worth of mindless pseudo-editorial listicles? Well, here you go!