Polina Zherebtsova

About the Author:

Polina Zherebtzova
Polina Zherebtsova
Oulu, Finland

Polina Zherebtsova (born March 20, 1985, in Grozny, USSR) is a nonfiction writer and poet. She is the author of Chechen Diaries, documentary novels, and short stories, which have been translated into 27 languages. In 2013, Polina received political asylum in Finland. Finalist of the 2012 Sakharov Prize “For Journalism as Action” and several other awards, Polina is engaged in human rights activities. Polina was born into a multi-ethnic family in the Chechen-Ingush ASSR. With the outbreak of the 1994 war in the Chechen Republic, nine-year-old Polina Zherebtsova began keeping a personal diary in which she described the historical events that took place around her. Her Chechen diary from 1994-2004 has come to symbolize the civilians who suffered in the war in Chechnya.

Bookshelf
by Nina Kossman

A collection of moving, often funny vignettes about a childhood spent in the Soviet Union.

“Vivid picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.” —Booklist
“This unique book will serve to promote discussions of freedom.” —School Library Journal

by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

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Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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