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reviewed Volk's Game: A Novel. November 01, 2012
Volk's Game: A Novel
Alex Volkovoy "Volk" is a mercenary.  He was active in the Chechnya war.      He works with a Mafia kingpin named Maxim and another powerful person referred …
posted a Quick Tip about The Kremlin & Red Square. November 21, 2011
The Kremlin & Red Square
Simply put, I think the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral are beautiful architectural feats loaded with historical significance. If I ever go on a trip to Russia, I'm certainly going to visit the Kremlin. …
posted a Quick Tip about Bolshoi Theater. May 01, 2011
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Bolshoi Theater
Just like going to a waltz or operatic concert when in Vienna, an experience at the Bolshoi with a night of ballet is something not to be missed when in Moscow! A most unique and delightful memory I've …
reviewed Ivan's Childhood - Criterion Collection. March 05, 2011
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Ivan's Childhood - Criterion Collection
**** out of ****     It takes a gifted filmmaker to truly respect the visual medium that is film. They say that most filmmakers just don't have a grasp on this concept; and for the …
reviewed Tchaikovsky (Life and Works (Naxos)). March 03, 2011
Tchaikovsky (Life and Works (Naxos))
Even from the earliest age, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, like so many other musically precocious world-class composers, displayed an emotional insecurity that was to develop into a string of personal crises, …
posted a Quick Tip about Russian Winter: A Novel. January 18, 2011
Russian Winter: A Novel
A wonderful,layered story. Interesting characters I really cared about. I loved the history revealed in the story.
reviewed Russian Winter: A Novel. September 21, 2010
Russian Winter: A Novel
In "Russian Winter," Daphne Kalotay unshackles the impenetrable Iron Curtain of the Cold War Soviet Union with a glimpse at the furtive lives and resigned mindsets of some of its representative …
reviewed The Holy Thief: A Novel. September 01, 2010
The Holy Thief: A Novel
Ryan's novel is set in Moscow 1936, where Captain Alexei Korolev, a veteran of the Revolution and member of the Moscow Militia's Criminal Investigation Unit is assigned the case of a murdered and mutilated …
posted a Quick Tip about Vladimir Putin. August 15, 2010
Vladimir Putin
When asked the question recently what he thought was the greatest tragedy of the 2oth century, Vlad's answer was---"The fall of Soviet Communism"!!! This man is evil. How about the slaughter of 30 million …
reviewed The Holy Thief: A Novel. August 06, 2010
The Holy Thief: A Novel
Recently we've seen a slew of books based in Stalin era Russia, and involving murders and mysteries. "Child 44" immediately comes to mind, among others. This book also takes place in Russia, in 1936, …
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. July 17, 2010
Crime and Punishment
This is a tough read but worth it. Dostoevsky maps the sinking of the human spirit and rise of desperation in a beautiful sort of way.
GUNS AGAINST THE REICH: Memoirs of an Artillery
With all the recent Soviet WW2 memoirs being published in English recently this one stands out as a good read. Petr Mikhin is recruited young as a Soviet Officer and by the age of 23 he leads an entire …
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. July 15, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Possibly the greatest novel ever written. It has a great story arc, well-developed and interesting characters, as well as a great commentary on Russian society of the mid-1800's.
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. July 03, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Quite a bit of dense text in this book, but it has an interesting story.
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 30, 2010
Crime and Punishment
they've done it again. Can i get a war and peace?
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 29, 2010
Crime and Punishment
This is a psychological drama well worth reading, in terms of depth of feeling and the question of a conscience and moral angst over what is right or wrong
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 28, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Amazing.
reviewed ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) (2009). June 27, 2010
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ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) (2009)
First off, "Attack on Leningrad" is a very misleading title. Long drawn siege would be better. The action scene on the cover is also very misleading. At the start there is a battle scene redone from "Enemy …
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 27, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Fabulous study of humanity
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 26, 2010
Crime and Punishment
A classic morality tale, arguably THE classic morality tale
reviewed Crime and Punishment. June 24, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky is an amazing writer. The first two pages of the book and you're hooked. No, in the introduction, or was it the story of his own father...anyways. I love the author and I love this …
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 24, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Favorite book ever. MUST READ! It'll drive you crazy right away.
posted a Quick Tip about Crime and Punishment. June 22, 2010
Crime and Punishment
Really exciting!
reviewed Last Stand At Stalingrad: The Battle .... June 13, 2010
Last stand at Stalingrad;: The battle that saved
While there is no question that the battle for Stalingrad between German and Soviet forces was pivotal, it was not a battle that saved the world. It is true that some of the best German troops were killed …
reviewed GUNS AGAINST THE REICH: Memoirs of an.... June 08, 2010
GUNS AGAINST THE REICH: Memoirs of an Artillery
"Guns against the Reich" is easily one of the more interesting, enlightening, forthright and revealing Red Army memoirs I've had the pleasure to read. Petr Mikhin was rushed through officer training and …
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