The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Video: A young Russian man saves a stray dog fallen under ice

A group of four young Russian men who stopped by a frozen river near the Russian town of Podolsk (Moscow Region) to fix their car heard the howling of an old stray dog struggling to get out of the water. Not hesitating, one of them pulled off his clothes and jumped into the ice-cold water. You can see on the video how he forces his way through the ice in order to get to the dog. The man whose name is Ivan is a native of Yoshkar-Ola (Mari El Republic, Russia) and lives in the nearby village of Shishkino where he works at a local sawmill. Apparently, the young man suffers from a heart condition - still, he didn't hesitate to put his life at risk in order to save the animal. The young man decided to adopt the dog whom he named Rex.

Monday, March 3, 2014

What's going on in Kiev, Ukraine right now (video)

Hi all,

My friend and an award-winning Kievan author Ada Samarka has filmed a quick update on the current political situation in the Ukraine, reporting her own experiences. Specially for those who, as she says, "don't know any Russian or Ukrainian and still want some first-hand information". Reposts are welcome.