Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer

modern russian literature

Russian Literature: Women and Love


Konstantin Makovsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If something was chosen to represent the pride of Russia, it would definitely be the beauty, intelligence, resourcefulness, resilience of Russian women. And luckily, the modern women’s prose is well translated.


Natasha Perova, the founder of Glas publishing house

Firstly, I’d like to introduce you short story anthologies published by Glas.… Read the rest

Pelevin’s Russia: Buddhism, Schizophrenia, Politics, History and Postmodernism

Eighteen years after its publication, the novel Buddha’s Little Finger (Чапаев и Пустота) written by Victor Pelevin remains important and fresh.

Graffiti in Kharkiv (Ukraine), illustrating Pelevin’s novel Buddha’s Little Finger by V. Vizu (own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( undefined GFDL (]

There is a reason why Russia is such a mysterious country for the rest of the world.… Read the rest

New Russian Scifi – Future: Immortality and Overpopulation


Forget the Death. (the central motto in the  new Russian scifi novel “Future” by Dmitry Glukhovsky).

Dystopian and post-apocalyptic science fiction has been popular from the very birth day of the genre. Many recent novels of this kind focus on intricate plots, yet an occasional gem goes a notch above and explores some deep themes and ideas and things that may actually happen in the near future.… Read the rest