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a Russian publishing house with an archive of photographs of Russian writers: Nabokov, Bulgakov, Platonov, Ahkmatova, Vvendensky.

Author, poet directories

Avant-garde literature


The Bakhtin Centre
The Bakhtin Centre was founded in October 1994. Its purpose is to promote multi- and inter-disciplinary research on the work of the Russian philosopher and theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and the Bakhtin Circle.

Bucknell Russian Program
Original materials on the history of Russia and the Russian language, with  links to information about every other aspect of the Russian life, society and politics.


Contemporary and Modern Russian writers.
A list of writers in alphabetical order.



The Russian formalists, Russian formalism.

Formalism. A defiinition.


Journals/Russian literary journals

Contemporary Russian fiction, criticism and reviews.

Contemporary Slavic Literature

Ex Libris

Russian Literature
Russian Literature combines issues devoted to special topics of Russian literature with contributions on related subjects in Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak and Polish literatures.

The Russian Review
A major academic journal of Russian studies.

A major literary journal based in Moscow.


Mayakovsky and his Circle

Maxim Moshkov's Library
A large on-line library of Russian Literature.

Newspapers and magazines in Russia,
a directory from World

La Nuova Europa
An international cultural journal about Russia and Eastern Europe.


Poetry readings


Russian Literature Online. Online Russian texts.

Russian Literature Resource Guide
Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Duke University

Russian Pen Centre


Texts online


Wikipedia entry on Russian literature.


Great Russian writers and poets

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Ahkmatova, Anna

Akhmatova, Anna. Anna Akhmatova. An introduction.

Anna Akhmatova. Pictures, audio files, poetry.

Anna Ahkmatowa. Works in Russian, German and English at the eLibrary Projekt (eLib)

Museum of Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova. Poems at


Bely, Andrey

Bely, Andrey (Andrei). Andrey Bely. Introduction to the works of Andrey Bely.

Blok, Alesander

Blok, Alesander. Alesander Blok (in Russian)

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok. The Double. Historical background and literary criticism. Sussex University

Brodsky, Joseph

Brodsky, Joseph. Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Prize Archive.

Joseph Brodsky. The poetry, including A Part of Speech. English translations.

Joseph Brodsky. New York Times Archive, articles by and about Joseph Brodsky.

Joseph Brodsky. Academy of American Poets

Bulgakov, Mikhail

Mikhail Bulgakov
Biography of the Russian writer and discussion of his works.

Mikhail Bulgakov. Wikipedia,

The Master and Margarita. Wikipedia

Bulgakov's Master and Margarita
A web-based multimedia annotation to Master and Margarita, created Bulgakov's by Kevin Moss, Middlebury College.

Mikhail Bulgakov. The Guardian
Latest news and comment on Mikhail Bulgakov from


Chekov, Anton

Chekov, Anton. Anton Chekov, biography and internet sites.

Anton Chekov. Plays and stories.

Anton Chekov. Stories in English translations by Constance Garnett.

Anton Chekov, Uncle Vanya, Plays in etext from Project Gutenburg, 

The Sea Gull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1896), The Three Sisters (1901), The Cherry Orchard.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich

Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich. Fydor
Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. The Dostoevsky Research Station

Fyodor Dostoevsky. Wikipedia entry.

Fyodor Dostoevsky. Concordances of The Complete Works of Dostoevsky 

The Brothers Karamazov

Crime and Puniishment

Crime and Punishment (plain text)

Notes from the Underground


Gandlevsky, Sergei

Sergei Gandlevsky. Audio recordings of poems, from PennSound.

Gogol, Nicolai

Gogol, Nicolai. Nicolai Gogol. Copious

Gogol internet resources and etexts.

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Background information. Sussex University

Goncharov, Ivan

Goncharov, Ivan. Ivan Goncharov. Wikipedia entry.

Gorky, Maxim

Gorky, Maxim. Maxim Gorky.Works by

Maxim Gorky at Project Gutenberg.

Maxim Gorky. Wikipedia entry.

Grossman, Vasily

Vasily Grossman. Wikipedia entry.

Study Center Vasily Grossman

Vasily Grossman. Prospect Magazine

Review of Life and Fate in the London Review of Books


Lermontov, Mikhail

Works by Mikhail Lermontov at Project Gutenberg

A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov. An introduction.

Mikhail Lermontov, Wikipedia enetry. 


Mayakovsky, V. V.

Mayakovsky, V. V. Mayakovsky and his circle, plus Russian avant garde website links.

Mayakovsky. Children's books and poems for children.

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Wikipedia entry.

Mayakovsky poems in English translation.

Vladimir Mayakovsky. Poems in English translation at Famous Poets and Poems.

Mayakovsky, entry in Russiapedia.

Mandelshtam, Osip

Mandelshtam, Osip. Osip Mandelshtam. Catalogue of Mandelshtam papers held at Princeton University.
Osip Mandelshtam.Translations from Russian.
Osip Mandelshtam. Poems in Russian.

Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir. Vladimir Nabokov. The International Nabokov Society. Zembla. For Nabokovians. The Official site of the Vladimir Nabokov Society. Life and works, news, pictures, writings. Lolita, Ada, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.

Ada Online.

The Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg.

Vladimir Nabokov short stories and tales, in Russian and English.

Vladimir Nabokov. Introduction and bibliography.

Vladimir Nabokov interviews (22).

Video interviews and discussion with Vladimir Nabokov (in French). YouTube

Interview with Kurt Johnson and Brian Boyd on Nabokov and butterflies/lepidoptera (audio download).

Lolita etext in English.

Lolita concordance.

Nabokov's Butterflies, an introduction by Brian Boyd.


Pasternak, Boris Leonodicich

Pasternak, Boris Leonodicich. Boris Pasternak. Doctor Zhivago quotes, links, background, news. The Nobel Prize Archive

Poems by Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak. Selected poems in downloadable English translation.

Boris Pasternak. Wikipedia entry.

Boris Pasternak poems.

Boris Pasternak. Poems in translation at F&P.

Boris Pasternak. Nobel Prize Archives. Biography

Pasternak's elegy to Tsvetaeva and short bio.

PBS biography of Pasternak

Pasternak's interview with The Paris Review

Pasternak Family Papers at the Hoover Institution Archives

Poems in Russian. Boris Pasternak Poems

Poems in Russian. Boris Pasternak: biography, photos, poems, prose, critical essays.

Poems in Russian. Boris Pasternak: poems, biography, photo.

Platonov, Andrei

Интернет-библиотека Алексея Комарова
Texts in Russian at Alexei Komarov's Internet Library

Андрей Платонович Платонов
Works in Russian at ImWerden

Andrei Platonov
Guardian article.

Prilepin, Zahar

Zahar Prilepin: Savladavanje samoće

Zakhar Prilepin. Wikipedia, entry.

Pushkin, Aleksandr (Alexander) Sergeyevich

Pushkin, Alexander (Aleksandr Sergeyevich). Alexander Pushkin. Shorter poems.

Pushkin House

Pushkin poems in Cyrillic. Public Electronic Library.

Pushkin's Poems in English.

Pushkin Memorial Museum, Moscow.

Alexander Pushkin. Wikipedia entry.

Aleksandr Pushkin, Etexts at Project Gutenberg.

Alexander Pushkin. The complete works in Russian.
Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse: Translated by Vladimir Nabokov.


Shiskin, Mikhail Pavlovich

Mikhail Pavlovich Shishkin. Wikipedia entry.
Mikhail Shishkin, an introduction.
Mikhail Shishkin. Articles in World Literature Today.

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. Alek Solzhenitsyn, an introduction.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Nobel Prize Archive

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Wikipedia entry.


Tolstoy, Leo

Tolstoy, Leo. Tolstoy Studies Journal

Leo Tolstoy. Biblomania. A research and study site.  Anna Karenina, War and Peace.

Leo Tolstoy. Dedicated to the collection and dissemination of etexts related to the life and work of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

Biographies, Criticism and Analysis, Works by Tolstoy. University of Sussex.

Leo Tolstoy. Information about Tolstoy,

Tolstoy internet sites.

Leo Tolstoy. Images of Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy. Wikipedia entry.

Tsvetaeva, Marina

Marina Tsvetaeva.  Introduction and overview.

Marina Tsvetaeva. The Best of Marina

Tsvetayeva, English translations by Ilya Shambat.  

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich.  Ivan

Turgenev, etexts.

Ivan Turgenev. Wikpedia entry

Ivan Turgenev. Introductory notes.

Yevtuschenko, Yevgeny

Yevtushenko,Yevgeny.Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Wikipedia entry.



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