Russia
Exploring Russian History and Politics

It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing about Russia. So this might be just the time to educate yourself about the history of the country dominating American conversations, with these riveting listens. Read more

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Love, Art, and Rebellion in THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO by Anthony Marra

I was a little disappointed to hear that Anthony Marra‘s follow-up to his stunning New York Times bestselling debut, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was a book of short stories entitled The Tsar of Love and Techno. I don’t normally love short story collections; it’s hard to find a collection where every story is truly memorable. I always feel the need to delve deeper into characters or situations. Needless to say, I was worried that would be the case with The Tsar of Love and Techno. I was completely wrong. In this collection, the characters and their stories are subtly intertwined, making it feel like one continuous, grand novel. Read more

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