Why Most Russians Still Love Putin

How Dostoyevsky Helps Explain Why Russians Still Love Putin by @andrewdkaufman #Putin #Ukraine #war

I’m often asked how Russian literature of the past can help illuminate Russian politics today. I recently wrote an article on this very subject and received a number of follow-up questions. One of the most interesting of them was: Why is Putin still so popular in Russia despite the world’s response to his war and…

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5 Dostoyevsky Works You Want To Learn More About

5 Dostoyevsky Works You Want To Learn More About by @andrewdkaufman #RussianLiterature #books #novels

In my latest book, The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky, I tell the story of Dostoyevsky’s second wife, Anna, who was indispensable in helping the great author overcome a long list of personal, business, and literary struggles. It was with her help that he was able…

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6 Short, Accessible Books to Get You Started in Russian Literature

6 Short, Accessible Books to Get You Started in Russian Literature by @andrewdkaufman #RussianLiterature #novellas #books

An Introduction to Russian Literature People who haven’t read much Russian literature probably have at least one preconceived notion of the genre — that they can expect a long book. And that’s understandable, considering that the works most often referenced as masterpieces in the field are indeed intimidatingly long. Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Tolstoy’s…

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Why Teachers Must Bring Humanity to The Classroom

Why Teachers Must Bring Humanity to The Classroom by @andrewdkaufman #classroom #teaching #humanity

The Metamorphosis in the Classroom The Metamorphosis happens sometime between the moment when John Smith exits his car in the college parking lot, treks across the beautiful grassy campus, enters the building where he’s about to engage in something called Teaching, and finally, steps foot into the Classroom where said Teaching will take place. The…

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Ten Russian Novels You Need To Read To Be a Better Human

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As President Trump and Vladimir Put get chummy amid political turmoil at home, serious accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and a general sense of social malaise in both countries, Americans and Russians alike have a lot to think about these days. Both nations would do well to get beyond their ideological differences…

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