Peter the Great’s Pickles and Pushkin’s Jam

Literary great Tolstoy had a sweet tooth, but what about Pushkin’s love for baked potatoes?

Russians Name Most Eminent National Authors

A survey, carried out on the World Writers Day, asked 1,600 Russians to name the greatest writers from amongst their fellow countrymen.

‘The Monument to Ivan the Terrible Is Like the Monument to Rocky Balboa’

Julian Barnes on travelling across Russia, Tolstoy, the art of the novel, and the meaning of life

Library Opens on Moscow-Helsinki ‘Tolstoy’ Train

A library with contemporary Russian and Finnish literature opened on the Lev Tolstoy train that travels between Moscow and Helsinki

Vladimir and Tula: Your Perfect City Breaks

Rambler.Travel has been writing about some lesser-known tourist destinations in Russia to visit

A Family Borscht Recipe From the Alexeyev-Stanislavskys

Anton Chekhov’s and Mikhail Bulgakov’s favourite soup from a recipe that has traveled to Paris and back

‘I’m Not Your Typical Brit’

Michael Bird on Voronezh, Tolstoy and the London Book Fair

Michel Crepu on the Strengths of the Russian Language

Chief Editor of La Nouvelle Revue Française about his love of the Russian language

War and Peace Hits UK Bestseller List After BBC Adaptation

Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace has made it onto the British bestseller’s chart