A complete biography of a Russian poet, essayist and translator of the Romantic era. Batyushkov also served in the diplomatic corps, spending an extended period in 1818 and 1819 as a secretary to the Russian diplomatic mission at Naples.
Андрей Тарковский умер в 1986 году в парижской клинике. Ему было всего 54 года. За спиной Андрей Рублев, Сталкер, Ностальгия, мировое признание, награды международных кинофестивалей. Он был обласкан везде, но только не на родине. Здесь его картины откладывали на полку, заставляли перемонтировать, режиссера обвиняли в заносчивости и высокомерии, а он...
A biography of an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are pa
Maksim Gorky-an important Soviet writer, a 'petrel of the Revolution' and 'founder of Socialist Realism,' favored by the most beautiful women of his time, the head of a big 'family,' owner of a luxurious villa in Sorrento and the mansion Riabushkinsky in
This woman's name is surrounded by myths and fantasies. Reactions to the works and practices of this well-known theosoph vary widely-from rough admiration of the hidden possibilities of human reason, which Helena Blavatskaia studied, to violent disapprov
Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau. He became interested in aviation in 1910 and was qualified as a pilot in World War I. After obtaining a degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy in 1926, he s
Rokossovskiy was a Polish-origin Soviet career officer who was a Marshal of the Soviet Union, as well as Marshal of Poland and Polish Defence Minister. He was famously known for his service in the Eastern Front, where he received high esteem for his outs
This book contains the biography of one of the most famous Latin American politicians since Fidel Castro. Hugo Chavez is the current president of Venezuela, a post he has held since 1999. Chavez has been called the most charismatic politician in the moder
It is difficult to find a story more famous and wide-spread than that of Moses. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Children of Israel, were increasing in number and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they mi
For the first time in Russian, the artistic and scientific biography of Aleksandr Sergeevich Griboedov, author of 'Woe from Wit,' a brilliant musician, diplomat, and lover of women, is available. This book, based on archived documents, presents an authen
Esenin without Duncan, or The Reverse side of the Sun. Sergey Yesenin. A poet who doesn't need an introduction. And all the same, what do we really know about him? About his controversial life, about his love and dreams? His mysterious death remains to th
Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He won the Nobel Prize
In this book Limonov continues the list of people who he knew and who is now deceased. They are different people whom Limonov met in different times of his life: Sergei Dovlatov, Alexey Khvostenko, Slobodan Miloshevich, Alexander Sumerkin, Dmitry Prigov, few members of national bolshevik party, and many other remarcable people.
Оценки личности и деятельности Феликса Дзержинского и сегодня, как правило, диаметрально противоположны: от рыцаря революции и борца за народное дело до апостола террора, палача и душителя свободы, кровожадного льва революции. Однако вряд ли кто станет спорить с тем, что он был одним из самых ярких представителей старой гвардии - жестким, бескомпромиссным...
Rolan Bykov began keeping diaries at the age of 15 and continued until his death. The reader will see the unfolding story of a nation, of theatre and film, but most of all, the story of a unique individual, ingenious director ('Aibolit-66,' 'Telegram') an
She was wearing a black satin mask when they first met in 1923, and in a sense she wore a mask-that of the dutiful wife and help-throughout their 52-year marriage. Especially after the American publication of Lolita made her husband notorious in 1958, Ver
Изобретатель динамита промышленник Альфред Бернхард Нобель оставил человечеству необычное завещание о судьбе своего капитала. В 1900 году на основе оговоренных условий был создан Нобелевский фонд, а затем началось присуждение Нобелевских премий выдающимся естествоиспытателям, литераторам и борцам за мир. Эти функции были возложены на Шведскую королевскую...
Vasilii Chapaev was one of the most active participants in Russia's Civil War; in our time, he is known as the hero of many jokes. The real story of his life is interwoven with fabrications from the well-known movie about his life. Before the fall of the
Arkady Averchenko is a "king of laughter", Russian Mark Twain, author of many short stories, editor of satirical magazines. His personality still remains a puzzle and his life is full of riddles: he never got married, his pamphlets got high reviews from V
The Fire of the Heart. Who did Lila Brik love? Lila Brik is a charismatic woman who saw talents in others and knew how to encourage them; she was able to set her own rules in relationships with men, she was loved and hated. Who was this woman? The author