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More than one life Oleg Radzinsky, writer, dissident, financier, son of the famous writer and playwright Edward Radzinsky, tells about the absolutely incredible twists and turns of his fate and the dramatic path from a representative of the 'golden youth'
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The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people 'the art of being fearless.' It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports -some released only recently - Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's 'Secret Circle,' to whom he turns in the hard

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Mary Stuart's life was filled with unprecedented drama and controversy. Becoming Queen of Scots at the age of nine months and Queen of France at the age of sixteen, she ascended the throne, which was her birthright, at eighteen. As the head of one of the most troubled countries in Europe, torn apart by religious conflict and power struggles, Mary led armies to victory and defeat; she survived the murder of her second husband and married what was called his murderer. At twenty-five, she was held captive by another queen - Elizabeth Tudor, who signed Mary's death sentence after nineteen years of imprisonment. Renowned historian and biographer John Guy examines the maze of conspiracies that the Scottish lords wove to seize power and the efforts of Elizabeth's ministers to exclude Mary from the rightful heirs to the English throne. It offers completely new interpretations of a famous story that has inspired writers, poets, composers, artists and filmmakers for centuries. The book formed th

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An exclusive journalistic investigation of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta columnist Alexander Gasyuk, who for several years studied the history and case of the Russian businessman Viktor Bout, accused of conspiracy against America and currently serving a 25-year sentence in a US prison. The author has collected unique documents and eyewitness accounts, and also conducted personal interviews with Viktor Bout and his family. The preface to the book was written by the wife of Viktor Bout, Alla. The book includes fragments of Alla Bout's diaries, her correspondence with her husband and prison drawings by Viktor Bout.
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The book by Suzanne Shattenberg, a professor of modern history and culture at the University of Bremen, is a political biography of Leonid Brezhnev, who held senior management positions in the USSR for 18 years (from 1964 to 1982). The author recreates Brezhnev's life from the moment of birth in the village of Kamenskoe in December 1906. The readers are offered the image of a politician who, in his work at the highest party and state posts, was genuinely driven by the interests of preserving peace and raising the standard of living of the Soviet people. His personal political experience played a significant role in this. Brezhnev appears not as a hero of jokes, not as a poster character in history, but as a living person. The book is based on publications and documents from the archives of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, as well as many Western European countries.

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Ruben David Gonzalez Gallego is a Russian writer, grandson of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain and a graduate of a Soviet orphanage for disabled children. His documentary confession novel ?White on Black? (Russian Booker Prize for 2003), translated into dozens of languages, created a sensation among the reading public, the circles of which diverge so far. Having stopped fifteen years silence, in its new, third on account of the novel, the author is trying to solve the problem: is it possible for a person who has known pain and humiliation, has undergone grave and cruel trials to find a place on earth that will finally bring him peace.
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Barak Obama [Obama. From Promise to Power]
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Since his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, Obama has captured attention as reporters, politicos, and ordinary citizens have wondered if he might be the nation's first black president. Chicago Tribune reporter Mendell argues that altho
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Boris Viktorovich Savinkov is a famous writer and revolutionary, one of the leaders of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party, the prototype of numerous literary and cinematic characters. Savinkov took part in many terrorist acts, headed the legendary military underground organization Alef, played an important role in a number of notorious political assassinations. In 1906 he was sentenced to death, but managed to escape to Europe. Having settled in Paris, Savinkov writes Memoirs of a Terrorist, a gripping story about his life that reads like a captivating adventure novel, with the only difference that it reveals the true world of the conspirators of the early twentieth century.

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Film

Among the stars on Hollywood Boulevard are those that have been awarded to filmmakers of Russian origin in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the cinema. Russian emigration had a significant impact on many spheres of world culture of the 20t

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When Dean Nicholson left his life in Scotland to cycle around the world, he wanted to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. Then, on a remote road in the Bosnian mountains, Dean came across an abandoned kitten. He couldn't leave the bedraggled creature, so he put her on his bike, smuggled her over the border to Montenegro, and nursed her back to health with the help of local vets. Dean hadn't bargained for this unlikely companion for his travels - or the lessons he would learn from her along the way

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Story of Sidonie C.  Freud's Famous 'Case of Female Homosexuality'
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Sidonie C. was born in 1900 and became particularly well-known for being sent to Dr. Freud as a young woman in order to treat her homosexuality. She became a famous case documented by Freud. With vivid language, Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt tell the eventful story of a strong-willed and fascinating woman from an upper-class family whose life was profoundly shattered by the expulsion and extermination of the Jewish population. The biography is based on numerous interviews and many years of research and was supplemented by extensive photographic material and detailed background information.

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Ia - Elton Dzhon [Me. Elton John]
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Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in hi

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Dzhon Lennon. Pis'ma [The John Lennon Letters]
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A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, creator of "Help!", "Come Together", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fi
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A ballerina in the past, and later a journalist and ballet critic, Julie Cavana wrote a magnificent, comprehensive biography of Rudolf Nureyev based on a huge factual, archival and epistolary material. She truthfully and at the same time with a great sens
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Для современной молодежи 1920-е годы - уже абстрактная «древность». Между тем молодые люди тех лет - всего лишь дедушки и бабушки нынешнего поколения 50–60-летних, к которому принадлежит автор книги. Эта книга о том, каким молодой человек 1920-х годов вид
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I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life's challenges-how to get relative with the inevitable-you can enjoy a state of success I call 'catching greenlights.'
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There is hardly a person in our country who does not know the name of Boris Vsevolodovich Gromov. The illustrious Afghan general. Hero of the Soviet Union, commander of the 40th Army in the most crucial final period of the Afghan war, he is still in the ranks, heading as governor the most important Russian region - the Moscow region. General Gromov's services to the Fatherland are undeniable, but there is every reason to believe that his most significant victories are still ahead.
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The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teac
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R. M. Rilke is one of the greatest European poets, who, with his work and his personality, has powerfully influenced the development of world culture, including Russian. Thus, Boris Pasternak a year before his death characterized his own work as variation
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Empress Catherine II, or Catherine the Great (1729-1796), occupies a special place among the rulers of Russia. A German by birth, who did not have any dynastic rights to the Russian throne, she seized it as a result of a coup and for thirty-four years aut
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За 230 лет существования Соединенных Штатов Америки пост высшего руководителя этой страны занимали 44 человека (напомним, что 22-й и24-й президент - один и тот же человек). Поскольку по Конституции США президент имеет чрезвычайно широкие полномочия и явля
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За три века пребывания Романовых на троне многое менялось в стра­не — неизменной оставалась самодержавная власть. Её носители играли разные роли в истории, в меру своих сил, способностей и понимания дей­ствуя на благо России. Среди них были яркие личности
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas d
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'The Poet and the Lady' is an album book about Andrei Voznensky and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, about two prominent personalities that existed in completely polar worlds and nonetheless became friends. The authors of the book - Zoya Boguslavskaya, Norman
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Prince Vlad III, who ruled Wallachia in the 15th century, went down in history with the nicknames of Dracula - not only the 'Son of the Dragon', but also the 'Son of the Devil', and Tepes, the 'Colossus'. In modern mass culture, his name is firmly connect
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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, the first African American to serve in that role, she helped create the
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The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together, Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and, when the star told him his name, it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but, from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991, he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Mercury's closest friends: the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Phil Collins, to name a few.
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'I breathe, and it means - I love! I love, and it means - I live!' These lines were born from the pen of Vladimir Vysotsky not by chance, but as the result of his relationship with Marina Vlady. Therefore, in the national memory, this pair is still inseparable. It is believed that Marina Vlady in some sense "made" Vysotsky, giving him a destiny - bright and beautiful, like in the movies. But real life, as you know, is sometimes very different from what we are shown on the screen. In the love of Vysotsky and Vladi, in addition to the inspired and passionate side about which the bard sang, there was another one, which still hides many secrets and mysteries. What kind?
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One of the greatest hockey players of our time, Boris Mikhailov, won almost everything he could. Some of you saw him live on the ice, someone with the game of the legendary 13th number is familiar from the video. At the site, he was known as a fighter, king of the snout in front of the gates - places where they always beat, beat painfully. Mikhailov was able to endure, and because of this his record for abandoned washers has not yet been broken. In the book he talks about many things - about his life before hockey, in hockey and after it. For the word in his pocket does not climb, does not smooth out the sharp corners. He has his own opinion on everything. Perhaps controversial, but yours. Who, besides Kharlamov, was the leader of the USSR national team in the 1972 Super Series with Canadian professionals? - Why did Mikhailov and his partners in the top three abandoned their contracts for a million dollars? - What is the reason for the defeat of the Soviet team to the Americans at the
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Евгения Владимировна Пастернак (Лурье) - художница, первая жена Бориса Пастернака; их переписка началась в 1921-м и длилась до смерти поэта в 1960 году. Письма влюбленных, позже - молодоженов, молодых родителей, расстающихся супругов - и двух равновеликих
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Габриэль Гарсиа Маркес не умеет произносить речи - и предупреждает об этом читателя. Видимо, именно поэтому каждая речь великого колумбийца превращается в произведение искусства, где автобиография смешивается с фантазией, а философия - с публицистикой. "Я
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Ia prosto zhivu. Biografiia muzyki [I Simply Live. Biography of the Music]
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Габриэль Гарсиа Маркес не умеет произносить речи - и предупреждает об этом читателя. Видимо, именно поэтому каждая речь великого колумбийца превращается в произведение искусства, где автобиография смешивается с фантазией, а философия - с публицистикой. "Я
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Dzhois [James Joyce. A full biography]
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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
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Zhizn' i mneniia [Life and Opinions]
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For the first time Dovlatov's unpublished letters from 1962 to 1990 are collected under one cover! As Dovlatov stated himself, he enjoyed writing letters even more than writing short stories. His letters constitute a big part of his literary heritage - wi
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Kheminguei [Ernest Hemingway]
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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
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Chapaev [Vasilii Chapaev]
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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
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Spustia vechnost'
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Норвежский художник Туре Гамсун широко известен не только как замечательный живописец и иллюстратор, но и как автор книг о Кнуте Гамсуне: Кнут Гамсун (1959), Кнут Гамсун - мой отец (1976). Автобиография Спустя вечность (1990) завершает его воспоминания.
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Adolf Gitler. Psikhologicheskii portret [Adolf Hitler. Psychological portrait]
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Через шестьдесят лет после окончания Второй мировой войны Гвидо Кнопп подводит итоги и рисует многогранный образ Адольфа Гитлера, диктатора и человека. Можем ли мы утверждать, что немцы были вынуждены беспомощно подчиниться обольстителю или же его идеология попала на благодатную почву? Тщательно проведенное и увлекательно изложенное исследование дает великолепное представление об известных и неизвестных фактах частной жизни Гитлера, о его политике, преступлениях, а также рассказывает о помощниках фюрера. Книга адресована широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся историей Третьего рейха и XX века в целом.
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Pavel Annenkov (1813-1887) - Russian literary critic, historian of literature and a talented memoirist. He was acquainted with many outstanding personalities of his time (writers, artists, philosophers, critics, politicians, etc.). That is why his memorie
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Anatoly Fedorovich Koni is a famous Russian lawyer, prosecutor, court speaker, statesman, writer, member of the State Council of the Russian Empire. Many high-profile cases and trials in Tsarist Russia were investigated, conducted, fairly and legally judged judiciously precisely due to the efforts of AFKoni. He always stood on the side of the law, fought for freedom of religion, defended the rights of women. AFKoni was a man of "exceptional talents and exceptional merits before our country." A public figure who closely linked his name with the best traditions of the Russian public and can serve as a model for many subsequent generations, a deep and thoughtful connoisseur and researcher of law, a subtle literary critic and a historian of Russian literature and the social movement, a great master of literary and living words, AF Koni in justice earned himself grateful gratitude of Russian society ... "(Academician S. F. Oldenburg).
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Inna Gerasimova not only accurately records the events that took place with the Jews in Belarus in the territories occupied by the fascists. The author saturates the narrative with eyewitness testimony, and this is animate the previously silent statistics.The politruk-partisan Nikolai Kiselev assumed responsibility for transferring through the front line more than 200 Jews (recent ghetto prisoners). What preceded this decision and how did it turn out? Why is it nearly 75 years ago that bleeds so far? Inna Gerasimova, following - step by step - for her characters, she learned the answers to these questions.
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В книге впервые собраны воспоминания и дневниковые записи о Н. С. Лескове (1831–1895), одном из наиболее ярких и своеобразных русских писателей (часть их публикуется впервые). Сборник снабжен подробными комментариями. В качестве приложения публикуются авт
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Эта книга дочери Сталина, Светланы Аллилуевой, была написана в эмиграции и издана в США по-русски и в английском переводе в 1970 г. В центре мемуаров стоят политические проблемы и объяснение необъяснимого: как это случилось, что дочь всесильного вождя реш
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Eduard Limonov [Eduard Limonov. Full Biography]
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Эдуард Лимонов - одна из самых противоречивых фигур современной российской литературы и политики. За свою жизнь он успел побывать московским богемным поэтом, бесприютным эмигрантом в Нью-Йорке, модным писателем в Париже, а потом - радикальным политиком, к
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Воспоминания одного из поздних передвижников - Якова Даниловича Минченкова - представляют несомненный интерес для читателя, так как в них, по существу впервые, отражена бытовая сторона жизни передвижников, их заветные мечты, дружба, трогательная любовь к
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400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY Mnemonic Policies and Idea of Monarchy, 1613?2013. The contributors to this volume describe various technologies of shaping the Romanov myth, the mechanisms of constructing the images of royal personae on the ethnic outskirts of the Empire, the representation of the Emperors of 18?19cents. in the Soviet historiography and popular history books, as well as the treatment of the Anniversary in online discourse of modern Russia and international Russian-speaking community.
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В книге "Встреча" (когда-то О.Берггольц хотела издать поэтический сборник под таким названием) впервые собраны воедино материалы, относящиеся к "Дневным звездам" - Главной книге всей жизни Ольги Федоровны, по ее собственному признанию. Сюда вошли и широко
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Iz opyta perezhitogo [From My Life Experience]
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The book tells the story of Leiba Smilovitsky - a Jewish young man from town Rechitsa (Belarus) during the WW2 and immediately after its ending. The evacuation to Bashkiria (1941), voluntary joining the Red Army (1942), a game of hide and seek with death
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Записки Ильфа не только рисуют образ писателя, но "воленс-неволенс" отражают разнообразные явления эпохи. В 1920-е Ильф был газетчиком, журналистом, работал в газете железнодорожников "Гудок". Он ездил в ближние и дальние командировки по стране, писал реп
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Людмила Кафанова оставила успешную карьеру и блистательное окружение московской творческой интеллигенции и эмигрировала в Америку с сыном и мужем в 1974 г. Она продолжала писать и печататься в Нью-Йорке, ее статьи и рассказы регулярно появлялись в русскоя
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Людмила Кафанова оставила успешную карьеру и блистательное окружение московской творческой интеллигенции и эмигрировала в Америку с сыном и мужем в 1974 г. Она продолжала писать и печататься в Нью-Йорке, ее статьи и рассказы регулярно появлялись в русскоя
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Stanislavskii [Konstantin Stanislavskii]
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Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky (1863 ? 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director. The Stanislavsky system would inspire numerous acting teachers in America whose teachings became a dominant force in film acting, especially in the period after Wo
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Leonid Andreev [Leonid Andreev]
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Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev was a Russian playwright, novelist and short-story writer, who is considered to be a father of Expressionism in Russian literature. He is one of the most talented and prolific representatives of the Silver Age period.
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Книга посвящена исследованию творчества художника и поэта Михаила Гробмана. Один из важнейших представителей московского художественного и литературного авангарда 1960-х годов, он в 1971 году эмигрировал в Израиль, где прославился как автор перформансов в
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Pis'ma k velikomu kniaziu. 1863-1868 [Letters to Alexander III. 1863-1868]
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Внук Н.М.Карамзина, видный журналист и политический деятель князь В.П.Мещерский в течение ряда лет был другом и доверенным лицом великого князя Александра Александровича, с 1881 г. - императора Александра III. Впервые публикуемые письма содержат ценную ин
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