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Questions tagged [russian-language]
Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Russian language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Russia or elsewhere.
In Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time (Герой нашего времени), the main hero is Grigory Pechorin, a cynical noble army man, an example of superfluous Byronic hero.
The title of the novel has to ...
Feb 11, 2017 at 19:24
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 ...
Aug 6, 2022 at 4:49
In the beginning of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's novel Hard to Be a God, the protagonist, Anton, goes down a country road, disobeying a "wrong way" sign, and finds a skeleton of a fascist chained to ...
Jan 22, 2017 at 12:40
Arkanar, Irukan, Soan, ... there are several countries mentioned and given at least some description and fleshing out in the book. Are any of these intended to be direct parallels of specific real-...
Apr 17, 2017 at 23:57
In the beginning of Hard to Be a God, there is the matter of the skeleton chained to a machine gun.
"An anisotropic road," Anton explained. Anka stood with her back to
him. "Traffic can move only ...
Apr 20, 2017 at 3:41
From the afterword of Hard to be a God:
On the advice of I. A. Efremov, we renamed the Minister of the Defense of the Crown Don Reba (he had previously been Don Rebia—an overly simple anagram, in the ...
Apr 3, 2017 at 22:26
The obvious implication from the text of Hard to Be a God is that
at the very least, Anton blames Don Reba and that triggers his meltdown. (this gets more obvious in the play based on the book).
Apr 11, 2017 at 21:55
I am aware that Tolstoy wrote stories specifically for children. However, I would also like to know which of his other stories of his vast bibliography are suitable (i. e. age appropriate) for ...
Feb 6, 2018 at 4:57
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 ...
Aug 24, 2022 at 3:30
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Book X, Chapter IV
Long will you remember
The house at the Chain bridge.
Do you remember? It's splendid. Why are you laughing? You don't suppose I am ...
Oct 10, 2020 at 17:36
This book is fairly geopolitically significant, because it describes a lot of the recent events in the world as driven by Russia and Russian disinformation campaigns.
I'm looking for an English copy ...
Sep 27, 2017 at 23:22
Is there an English translation of the surviving stanzas of chapter 10 of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin?
Pushkin wrote at least 18 stanzas of a never-completed tenth chapter.
Sep 23, 2018 at 13:54
Some say Pushkin quit Romanticism in year 1825. To which literary movement do his Little Tragedies (1830) belong to, then?
Jul 21, 2022 at 0:04
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....
Aug 22, 2022 at 3:34
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