Historical and General Reading

Billington, James. The Face of Russia. Harper Collins, 1998.

Billington, James. The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture. New York: Vintage Books, 1970.

Cracraft, James. Peter the Great Transforms Russia. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath and Company, 1991.

Dmytryshyn, Basil, ed. Medieval Russia: A Source Book, 850-1700. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.

Raeff, Marc. Understanding Imperial Russia. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

Remnick, David. Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia. New York: Random House, 1997.

Riasanovsky, Nicholas V. A History of Russia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Stites, Richard. Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment and Society since 1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Art and Architecture

Brumfield, William. History of Russian Architecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Hamilton, George Heard. The Art and Architecture of Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Hilton, Alison. Russian Folk Art. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.


Pre-Revolutionary Russia

Dostoevsky, Fedor. Crime and Punishment. The Brothers Karamazov. The Idiot.

Gogol, Nikolai. Dead Souls. The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil.

Pushkin, Alexander. Eugene Onegin. The Complete Prose Tales of Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin.

Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace. Anna Karenina. The Death of Ivan Ilych. Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.

Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Sons.

Soviet Era

Brown, Clarence, ed. The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Parthé, Kathleen. Russian Village Prose: The Radiant Past. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago.

Sholokov, Mikhail. And Quiet Flows the Don.

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. The Gulag Archipelago. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

Terras, Victor. Handbook of Russian Literature. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Socialist Realism

Gladkov, Fyodor. Cement. New York: F. Ungar Publishing Co., 1960.

Kataev, Valentin. Time, Forward! Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976.


Bushkovitch, Paul. Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Meyendorff, John. The Orthodox Church. Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 1997.


Emerson, Caryl. Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov: Myths, Realities, and Reconsiderations. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Russian Masters 1: Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1986.

Russian Masters 2: Rimsky-Korsakov, Skriabin, Rakhmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1986.

Russians on Russian Music, 1830-1880: An Anthology. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Taruskin, Richard. Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

von Gardner, Johann. Russian Church Singing. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1980.


Eisenstein, Sergei. Notes of a Film Director. New York: Dover, 1970.

Beyond the Stars: The Memoirs of Sergei Eisenstein. London: BFI Publishing, 1995.

Leyda, Jay. Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. 3d ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Zorkaya, Neya. The Illustrated History of the Soviet Cinema. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1989.


Abuladze, Tengiz: Repentance (1984)

Eisenstein, Sergei: Strike! (1925) October (1927), Battleship Potemkin (1925), Bezhin Meadow (1935-1937), Alexander Nevskii (1938), Ivan the Terrible (1945)

Kheifits, Iosif: The Lady with the Little Dog (1960)

Tarkovsky, Andre: Andrei Rublev (1971), Mirror (1975)

Yevtushenko, Yevgeni: Stalin’s Funeral (1990)

Film Suppliers

Kino International Corp.
333 West 39 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
v: (212) 629-6880
f: (212) 714-0871
Rents a variety of Soviet films on 16mm and 35mm. Some titles are also available for purchase on VHS. Catalogue includes all of Eisenstein’s features.

Home Vision/Public Media Inc.
4411 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-5802
Titles include several films on Russian artists and writers, and Russian feature films. Call or write for a complete list of titles and prices.

Russian-American Educational Services
One Bridge Plaza, Suite 145
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
v: (201) 461-6667
f: (201) 461-6227
Modern Russian films available for purchase on VHS.



Mikhail Glinka. A Life for the Tsar. Russian Opera Series, Sony CD 46487

Modest Musorgsky. Boris Godunov. Sony CD 45763

Sergei Prokofiev. Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky. Sony CD 48387

Igor Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring. Chandos CD 9408

Folk Songs

Faces of Russia Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble. 1991 Trikont US-0169-2

Russian Folk Songs Russian Druzhina Ensemble. 1993 LAD MK 427120 (No text translations included.)

Sacred Music

300 Years of Russian Religious Chants. Children’s and Male Choir of the Moscow Choral Academy, Viktor Popor, conductor. 1992 Harmonia mundi LDC 288 066

Vespers (All Night Vigil), op. 37 by Sergei Rachmaninov. Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw, cond. 1990 Telarc CD-80172

Sacred Choral Works by Dmitri Bortniansky. Vladislav Chernu-chenko and the Glinka State Choir of St. Petersburg. 1994.

Bell Ringing

Blocken in Russland (Bells in Russia). 1988 Christophorus CHR 74553

Recordings available from:
Musica Russica
27 Willow Lane
Madison, CT 06443
v: (800) 326-3132
f: (203) 421-3132


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