Gasan Gusejnov has authored several books and more than a hundred articles on classical philology and cultural history, contemporary politics, and literature. Since 1978, he has taught in many universities in the former USSR/Russia and in Europe. In 2006-2007, he once again worked at the East European Institute. Co-Founder and Professor of Free University / Brīvā Universitāte (Latvia).
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.