The list author says: "This list includes my favourite fiction books written by Russian authors, as well as some other fiction books about Russia. Unfortunately, not all of them are translated into English, so here is what's available to English-speaking reader who wants to learn more about the country, the misterious "Russian character" and simply enjoy a very good book. Also, I tried to avoid listing classical works ("War and Peace" or "Idiot") - they do not need additional advertising!"
"Best modern Russian mystery writer (his real name is not Akunin, but that's part of the mystery and game). If you like Sherlock Holmes, you'll like Erast Fandorin...There are more in these series - very easy to get hooked on them"
"for the fans of fantasy. It's better than many other "vampire books". However, the poetry is slightly lost in translation. If you like it, continue with the series ("Day watch", "Twilight watch", "Last Watch")"
"my favourite Russian poet. She is less known than Akhmatova or Pasternak, but every girl in Russia knows at less one of Tsvetaeva love poems by heart (even if only from one of many songs written on her lyrics)"