Questions tagged [andrey-kurkov]

Questions about the works of the Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov (born 1961), who writes in Russian. Use with the tag [russian-literature].

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Why does Andrey Kurkov write in Russian?

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine about the Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov (The Pen and the Sword, May 26, 2022) discusses why the author writes in Russian (which some Ukrainians object ...
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What is a State Duma Deputy?

In Death and the Penguin, Viktor interviews the State Duma Deputy Aleksandr Yakornitsky. (He is also referred to simply as a "State Deputy"). I'm aware that the State Duma is the lower ...
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Why does Wikipedia claim that "Death and the Penguin" was set in 1996 - 1997?

The Wikipedia article on Death and the Penguin claims that the story is set in 1996 - 1997. However, when Viktor was in the Chief's office, On the upper shelf lay a folder with several typed sheets ...
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Did it really cost $800 to fly from Kyiv to Rome in 1996?

At one point, the Chief needed to flee the country. He sent Viktor to retrieve his plane ticket, which cost "$750 at exchange rate or $800 in cash". His exact itinerary was Kyiv-Larnaca-Rome....
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