Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerising world where the surreal and the hyperreal collide.
The history of the Siege is recounted here by survivors who, in the summer of 1999, disclosed their memories of that time to writer Caroline Walton.
"DK Eyewitness Top 10 Moscow" is packed with beautiful illustrations of the city's attractions with sections on the Kremlin and Red Square, Kitay Gorod, Arbatskaya, Tverskaya and Zamoskvorechve, providing the insider knowledge every visitor needs to know. Explore every corner effortlessly using the free pull-out map, plus many smaller maps included within the guide. This is your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Moscow.
The amazing true story of how London became home to the Russian super-rich. A dazzling tale of incredible wealth, ferocious disputes, beautiful women, private jets, mega-yachts, the world's best footballers -- and chauffeur-driven Range Rovers with tinted windows. A group of buccaneering Russian oligarchs made colossal fortunes after the collapse of communism -- and many of them came to London to enjoy their new-found wealth.
These stories are translated with an Introduction by Ronald Hingley.
Alan Wood provides a concise introduction to the Russian Revolution and its origins dating back to the emancipation of the Russian peasant serfs in 1861. The third edition of this successful pamphlet brings the historiography up to date to include the multitude of research in the last ten years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of the state archives.
This title presents one of the bleakest episodes in Royal Naval history. Here is the inside story as told by the men who survived. It is the story of a brutally hard convoy that, according to official records, was incident free.
When a mercurial Moscow blonde and a visiting British businessman conduct an affair through their Russian interpreter it reveals all the deceptions of love and East-West relations.
The House by the Dvina is the riveting story of two families separated in culture and geography but bound together by a Russian-Scottish marriage. It includes episodes as romantic and dramatic as any in fiction: the purchase by the author's great-grandfather of a peasant girl with whom he had fallen in love; the desperate sledge journey in the depths of winter made by her grandmother to intercede with Tsar Aleksandr II for her husband; the extraordinary courtship of her parents; and her Scottish granny being caught up in the abortive revolution of 1905. Eugenie Fraser herself was brought up in Russia but was taken on visits to Scotland.
On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying 17 members of the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile. They included the Tsar's mother, the Dowager Empress Marie, and his sister, the Grand Duchess Xenia, Prince Felix Youssupov, the murderer of Rasputin and a man once mooted as a future leader of Russia, and Grand Duke Nicholas, former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armies.