On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

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Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.  Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

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Vladimir Nabokov  (1899 - 1977)    Category:  Russian Literature Born:  April 22, 1899  St. Petersburg, Russia Died:  July 2, 1977  Montreux, Switzerland

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977) Category: Russian Literature Born: April 22, 1899 St. Petersburg, Russia Died: July 2, 1977 Montreux, Switzerland

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Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Ilya Murometz, Vasilisa the Beautiful....
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I love Russian literature, I love Russian historical novels, Stachniak's book has not disappointed. Stayed up til 2am each night while camping in a tent in the rain at Airlie Beach with the children's soft breathing as background noise. Best holiday ever.

I love Russian literature, I love Russian historical novels, Stachniak's book has not disappointed. Stayed up til 2am each night while camping in a tent in the rain at Airlie Beach with the children's soft breathing as background noise. Best holiday ever.

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Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) is working in his study in Yasnaya Polyana estate. 1909. #Leo_Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) is working in his study in Yasnaya Polyana estate. 1909. #Leo_Tolstoy

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