Dancing with Bears

Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con men Darger and Surplus They ve lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy.

The Russians

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people Over steaming samovars, in cramped flats, and on dirt floors, he has spoken to peasants and bureaucrats, artists and officials He has studied their customs and their governments and shares his fasci

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature Set in imperial Russia during the 1820s, Pushkin s novel in verse follows the emotions and destiny of three men Onegin the bored fop, Lensky the minor elegiast, and a stylized Pushkin himself