A new app from RBTH: download the Voices of Read Russia on the App Store and Google Play

A new app from RBTH: download the Voices of Read Russia on the App Store and Google Play

Enjoy “Voices of Read Russia”, a digital magazine produced by Russia Beyond the Headlines about trends in contemporary Russian literature. The magazine is available for download on the App Store and Google Play for free.

The country that produced “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy and “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky is still writing and for the first decade of this century Russian writers issued a lot of new books with dystopias picturing alternative future and post-apocalyptic life.

- Famous Russian-American writer Gary Shteyngart, whose book “Super Sad True Love Story” is among best selling titles of 2011 is featured in this issue. The author talks to RBTH about his life in America as an émigré writer.

- More great reads: stories on Dmitry Bykov, writer and humorous columnist for Russian periodicals, who is the author of verses for famous "Citizen Poet," a year-long project with satire on various political topics.

- Introducing Anna Starobinets, an acclaimed author of frightening short stories and apocalyptic novels, she is often referred to as a “Queen of Horror.”

This app requires an Internet connection to download, Wi-Fi is highly recommended. Magazine comes with a sample table of contents. You can bookmark any page and enjoy reading it. Available in dual format (vertical and horizontal).

This special magazine was presented at the Read Russia festival, a new initiative celebrating contemporary Russian literature and book culture that took place at Javits Center in New York City on June 2-7. Read Russia is by far the largest and most complete organized program on Russian literature and culture ever organized in the United States.

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