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  • Murder and the Muse
    KGB Chief Andropov has tapped Matyushkin to solve a brazen jewel heist from Picasso’s wife at the posh Metropole Hotel. But when the case bleeds over into ...
  • The Moscow Eccentric
    Advance reviewers are calling this new translation "a coup" and "a remarkable achievement." This rediscovered gem of a novel by one of Russia's finest writers ...
  • Red Star Tales: A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction
    For over 100 years, most of the science fiction produced by the world’s largest country has been beyond the reach of Western readers. This new ...
  • The Latchkey Murders
    Senior Lieutenant Pavel Matyushkin is back on the case in this prequel to the popular mystery Murder at the Dacha, in which a serial killer is on the ...
  • The Little Humpbacked Horse
    A beloved Russian classic about a resourceful Russian peasant, Vanya, and his miracle-working horse, who together undergo various trials, exploits and adventures at the whim of ...
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  • Portland Population (2017)
    The population of Portland, Oregon is 632,309 (latest US census data). Portland is the largest city in the US state of Oregon, and the 26th ...
  • Population of Edinburgh 2017
    Latest data puts the population of Edinburgh at 498,810. Although official data for Edinburgh’s 2017 population is not yet available, it is believed that the ...
  • Population of Glasgow 2017
    The population of Glasgow is 606,340. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom and the 40th largest ...
  • Population of Birmingham 2017 (UK)
    The population of Birmingham (UK) is 1,111,307.  This makes Birmingham the largest city in the West Midlands and the second largest city in the UK ...
  • Population of Scotland 2017
    The latest official estimate shows that the population of Scotland is 5,373,000. Scotland is the second largest of the four countries which make up the ...
  • How Many People Live in Russia?
    The current (2016) population of Russia is either 144,192,450 (not including Crimea) or is 146,519,759 (including Crimea). Most of the population of Russia is found ...
  • Joseph Stalin: height
    Nobody is exactly sure just how tall Stalin was. Contemporary reports of the exact Stalin height vary. At the lower end, people report that he ...
  • What was the Cold War?
    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States of America (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies). The conflict began ...
  • Why did Napoleon invade Russia?
    Napoleon’’s invasion of Russia in 1812 was a disaster. The campaign started well as Napoleon and his Grande Armée pushed into Russia and even briefly ...
  • Catherine the Great Biography
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July 1762 and November 17, 1796. Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup ...
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