The Tsars

The tsars of Russia reigned as absolute monarchs long past the time when the authority of other sovereigns had been curtailed. Here, historian Alexander Ivanov reveals their fears and betrayals, privilege and debauchery, conspiracies and rivalries, love and tragedy as they forged Russia into one of the world’s greatest empires. […]

Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

From the award-winning author of The Whisperers, Orlando Figes Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia is a dazzling history of Russia’s mighty culture. Orlando Figes’ enthralling, richly evocative history has been heralded as a literary masterpiece on Russia, the lives of those who have shaped its culture, and the […]