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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 ...
  • Population of Scotland 2016
    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 ...
  • Population of England 2016
    The latest official government estimate of the population of England is 54,786,300. England is the largest of four countries which make up the United Kingdom. ...
  • Manchester Population 2016
    Latest data shows that the population of Manchester is 530,292. Manchester is a city in the north-west of England. It is the seventh largest city ...
  • Rio de Janeiro Population 2016
    According to official estimates the Rio de Janeiro 2016 population is 6,498,837. This makes Rio, host city of the 2016 Olympic Games, the second largest ...
  • São Paulo Population 2016
    Latest official estimates put the 2016 population of São Paulo (the city)  at 12,038,175. The population of São Paulo (the state) is 44,396,485 (2014 data). This ...
  • 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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