This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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20 April 2008

Russian Culture

It would be great if more of you chose to read one of the great Russian classic novels instead of opting for a movie or doing something not-so-demanding on the web. Some of the Russian literary works of the nineteenth- and early twentieth century can be counted among the world's greatest, and you should read them sometime.


Heather Fahrenwald said...

I found a website of the poets mentions in the 19th century and
I found them interesting. Here it is:

cyura said...

I couldn't agree more. Let me share a few titles which have just recently made it beyond Russia's borders (though written during the 1920s) Jack Vosmerkin - The American and The Land of the Sun, easy reading historical novels by very talented writer, N. G. Smirnov. More info and book samples can be found at