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A guide by Philip W. Henry (Rialto, CA)
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Spanning two continents from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok and eleven time zones, Russia is a fascinating mixture of old and new, Communist and capitalist, and European and Asian cultures. Much of its cultural history is preserved at the Kremlin, the Hermitage in St Petersbury, and in old Kiev, but other architectural and religious monuments were destroyed under Stalin.
All forms of creative activity have been influenced by Russia including dance (The Ballets Russes); visual art (Chagal, Kandinsky); literature (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov); film (Battleship Potemkin) and music (Tchaikovski, Stravinsky, Shostakovich)
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) / Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia
The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture

Kievan Rus' and Old Muscovy
Art, Music, and architecture all meet in the Russian orthodox church.

Mystery of the East: Music from Russian Churches and Monastaries
Lost Russia: Photographing the Ruins of Russian Architecture (Addison-Wesley Professional)
A History of Russia: New, Revised Edition
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PETER THE GREAT
Peter the Great: His Life and World Sets the standard for biographies of Peter the Great
Russia in the Age of Peter the Great

St Petersburg: A Cultural History
Great Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2 Volume Set)


CATHERINE THE GREAT AND EMPIRE

Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power
Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power
Russia Through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia (Russian Literature and Thought Series)
A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Penguin Great Journeys)
The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia

The Romanovs
The Romanovs: the Final Chapter
The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

Classic Russian Literature
Dead Souls
Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)
The Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories (Penguin Classics)
The Essential Leo Tolstoy Collection (37 works) [Illustrated]
Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time
Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, The Gambler, The Devils, Poor Folk, Notes from the Underground, The Adolescent & more (mobi)
A Sportsman's Notebook (Everyman's Library)
The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
Notes From Underground
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Gorky Plays: 1: Enemies , The Lower Depths , Summerfolk , Children of the Sun (World Classics) (v. 1)

The Revolution and Art
Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian Avant-Garde Culture, 1910-1930
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
Russia's Silver Age: Moscow and St Petersburg, 1900-1920. by John E. Bowlt
Russian Avant-Garde (Art of Century)
The Russian Revolution
Battleship Potemkin (The Special Edition)
A Feast of Wonders: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Classic Russian Composers; "The Five
Essential Borodin
Feast in the Time of the Plague
Tchaikovsky: The Complete Symphonies
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) / Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9
Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: The 4 Piano Concertos
Russian Music and Nationalism: from Glinka to Stalin

The Soviet and Post-Soviet Era
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One)
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

Gulag: A History
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (In-Formation)

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