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Has anyone read any Russian books? Answered

Well, I'm doing a Geography project on World Literature and number of author from each country that are included in Major 100 Best Books Lists and something similar.
The question is: have you read any books by Russian authors (this includes non-fiction too, just because I'm curious...)?
Thanks
PS: Will anyone get something other than Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov? Write these anyway, please... 

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Goodhart (author)2011-02-15

I haven't read any "in" Russian, as I don't know the language. But years and years ago (almost 30 years actually) I had a pen pal in Russia, who, without any warning, sent me a lovely hard bound book (sadly it was written in Russian) with a LOT of pictures of the countryside. I loved the mountainous areas, very beautiful and some of the architechure was cool too.

Although I have read some of the works of Leo Tolstoy,  Fyodor Dostoevsky (specifically the novel entitled: "The Idiot"), etc.

I am sure that, without realizing it, many have heard the story of
The Tale of the Golden Cockerel, by Alexander Pushkin.
If I remember correctly, I have read some of the poetry of Anna Akhmatova.

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kelseymh (author)2011-01-11

How about Landau and Lifshitz? I've also got Vilenkin's "In Search of Infinity" on my shelf, though I haven't read it in a few years. All of my Russian reading has been in English translation, of course (I can sound out words written in Cyrillic, but I don't know the language at all).

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gruffalo child (author)kelseymh2011-01-11

1. The local name for it is 'Landafshitz' ;)
2. Vilenkin's one of the two current Analysis books we have...

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