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By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Childhood by Leo Tolstoy Childhood

Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy. They are the works that launched his writing career. These books earned him instant acclaim. This book describes the major physiological decisions of boyhood that all boys experience.

By: Aesop

Aesops Fables in Russian by Aesop Aesops Fables in Russian

A collection of the most famous from Aesop’s fables in Russian language. Translated by Tolstoj L.N. and Alekseev V.A.

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky White Nights

Белые ночи (”White Nights”) by Fyodor Dostoevsky [read in Russian]. In this small 100kb story (though author states this is a sentimental novel) author describes in his traditional and particular way the internal world of one young lonely person.The hero’s 26 years old man, who is oriented into his internal world, who’s rather shy, and thus is in real demand of a soulful conversations and love. The action take place in the city of a real and deep sentiments and romance — Saint Petersburg, the most romantic and European city in Russia...

By: Ivan S. Turgenev (1818-1883)

Poezdka v Polesye by Ivan S. Turgenev Poezdka v Polesye

To tell the truth, this story — “A trip to Polesye” — is not so much complicated with philosophical or psychological ideas. In this story author had another goal — to describe the beauty of places where he was born, the beauty of nature. The only thing which hero’s doing is the travel on horses across the small villages in the heart of Russia. You can also appreciate the artistic, colorful and talanted description of all that nature if you will read/listen to this small story.

By: Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

Zapiski iz podpolya (Notes from the Underground) by Fyodor Dostoevsky Zapiski iz podpolya (Notes from the Underground)

Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky is a sophisticated novell with extremely hard to comprehend philosophical ideas lying on the border of paranoia, orthodoxal believing of God and psychological researches on human nature. Every sentence sounds like a sort of revelation to an unprepared reader’s mind and causes a deep flashback thoughts which are impossible to get rid of, which also require an immediate solution.Though it’s hard to define precisely what kind of content presented in novell but one can say it is a sort of impossible mixture of traditional Dostoevsky’s ideas of loneliness, ideas of internal human confilct, ideas of freedom and interhuman relationship...

By: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Krasavitse by Alexander Pushkin Krasavitse

Krasavitse, Kotoraya Niuhala Tabak (To a Beautiful woman, Who Was Smelling Tobacco)is a small poem written by Alexander Pushkin, a famous Russian poet well known outside the Russia. The author describes in a fun and artistc way the conflict between an image inside of his head of the beautiful and lovely women on the one hand, and her action – smelling tobacco – on the other hand! Can anyone imagine two more incompatible things than a clean and bright woman and a dirty toy of alcoholics and sailors – tobacco! This conflict hit the author straight into his heart, so he couldn’t ignore it and wrote this amazing poem upon such a revelational theme.

By: Sergei Aleksandrovich Rachinskii (1836-1902)

Book cover 1001 задача для умственного счета

By: P. N. (Pavel Natanovich) Apostol (1872-1942)

Book cover Московия в представлении иностранцев XVI-XVII в.

By: Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (1743-1816)

Book cover Духовные оды

By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Book cover Учение Христа, изложенное для детей

In 1908 Leo Tolstoy organized a school for peasant children, age 10-13, in his house. During lessons he expounded them the most clear and important passages from Gospels. From those conversations Tolstoy composed that book.

By: Alexander Sergeyevich Griboedov - Грибое́дов, Алекса́ндр Серге́евич (1795-1829)

Woe from Wit:: Горе от ума by Alexander Sergeyevich Griboedov - Грибое́дов, Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Woe from Wit:: Горе от ума

Woe from Wit (Russian: Горе от ума, also translated as "The Woes of Wit", "Wit Works Woe" and so forth) is Alexander Griboyedov's comedy in verse, satirizing the society of post-Napoleonic Moscow, or, as a high official in the play styled it, "a pasquinade on Moscow."The play, written in 1823 in the countryside and in Tiflis, was not passed by the censorship for the stage, and only portions of it were allowed to appear in an almanac for 1825. But it was read out by the author to "all Moscow"...

By: Various

Book cover Женское международное движение Сборник статей

By: Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880-1940)

Book cover Евреи и Россия (Jews and Russia)

Collection of articles 1903-1912 that became seminal to the organized Zionist movement in Russian Empire and the world. In Russian.2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of historic justice—transfer of the remains of Vladimir Jabotinsky to the land of Israel by the decision of the Israeli Government, as Jabotinsky demanded in his will. Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky (1880-1940), founder and inspirational leader of Russian Zionism, founder of the Jewish Legion, "Irgun", and "Beitar", writer, poet, essayist, journalist, translator, and perhaps the most underrated writer of the 20-th century...

By: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Book cover Предложение (Predlozhenie)

«Предложение» — шутка в одном действии известного русского писателя Антона Павловича Чехова. Завершена данная пьеса была в ноябре 1888 года. Действие происходит в усадьбе Чубукова. Иван Васильевич Ломов приезжает к своему соседу, Степану Степановичу Чубукову, чтобы просить руки его дочери. Казалось бы, что может случиться?

By: Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880-1940)

Book cover Early Short Stories

Ранние рассказы Жаботинского (1898-1916) демонстрируют эволюцию от юношеского романтизма к зрелой прозе, позднее проявившейся в его романах. The early short stories (1898-1916) illustrate Jabotinsky's transition from juvenile romanticism to the mature prose that would culminate in his novels. (Introduction by Mark Chulsky) Read in Russian

By: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Book cover Повести покойного Ивана Петровича Белкина

Short stories on the Russian life from early 19 century. The fiction prose of the famous poet.

By: Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky (1783-1852)

Book cover Избранные стихи и баллады

Vasily Zhukovsky, 1783 – 1852, was one of the foremost Russian poets and translators, and a leading figure in Russian literature in the first half of the 19th century. Василий Андреевич Жуковский, 1783 – 1852, русский поэт и переводчик первой половины XIX века, один из основоположников романтизма в русской поэзии. Многие произведения явились переводами и вольными переложениями. (Wikipedia and Mark Chulsky)

By: Evgeny Baratynsky (1800-1844)

Book cover Сочинения

Собрание стихов, прозы, и очерков одного из самых ярких, загадочных и недооцененных поэтов в русской литературе. Незаслуженно забытый после смерти, начиная с конца ХХ века поэт переживает второе рождение, в частности благодаря усилиям Иосифа Бродского и Александра Кушнера...

By: Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938)

Book cover Камень (Kamen)

Книга стихов "Камень" (1916). Некоторые из стихотворений этого раннего собрания отличаются от знакомых слушателю более поздних редакций. Poetry collection "The Stone" (1916). Some poems in this early volume vary from the later versions loved by many readers. (M. Chulsky)

By: Roman Gul (1896-1986)

Book cover Ice March - Ледяной поход

Роман Гуль «Ледяной поход (С Корниловым)». Воспоминания о первом походе Добровольческой армии генерала Корнилова на Кубань, её движении с боями от Ростова-на-Дону к Екатеринодару и обратно на Дон во время Гражданской войны. Ice March (with Kornilov). Memoir. On 24 February 1918, as Rostov and the Don Cossack capital of Novocherkassk fell to the Bolsheviks, General Lavr Kornilov led the Volunteer Army on the epic 'Ice March' into the empty steppe towards the Kuban...

By: Aleksey Mikhailovich Remizov (1877-1957)

Book cover Огненная Россия (Fiery Russia)

Четыре произведения одного из наиболее ярких стилистов в русской литературе: «Слово о погибели русской земли» (1917), «Огневица» (1918), «О судьбе огненной» (1918) и «Огненная Россия» (1921). Four short pieces of the 1917-21 ("Lay of the Ruin of the Russian Land", "Pyrexia", "Of the Fiery Fate", and "Fiery Russia") by Aleksey Remizov, a Russian modernist writer whose creative imagination veered to the fantastic and bizarre.

By: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Поэмы by Alexander Pushkin Поэмы

Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин (1799 – 1837) — русский поэт , драматург и прозаик. Александр Сергеевич Пушкин имеет репутацию великого или величайшего русского поэта. В филологии Пушкин рассматривается как создатель современного русского литературного языка. (Википедия)

Book cover Дубровский (Dubrovsky)

Классика русской литературы – роман Александра Сергеевича Пушкина о трагической любви между Владимиром Дубровским, лишенным наследства дворянином, ставшим разбойником, и дочерью обидчика его отца Кириллы Петровича Троекурова – Машей Троекуровой. (Резюме Ксении) A classic of...

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