Maxim Vladimirovich Ivanov was born on July 5, 1976 in Leningrad. After completing from graduate school, he published two books (in 2004 and 2006) on the history of St. Petersburg. In his work Maxim professes the principle: “Reality is the best playwright. Do not invent anything. Reality has already thought it all up. Just wait and write it down!” The story continues.
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.