Resource Library

Doing business or investing in Russia? Here is a list of helpful resources:

RBK Daily is one of the best periodicals aimed at Russian business. You may now download a daily news summary via pdf to your email address.

RBC News, a companion to the RBK daily, but a separate service of great interest to those tracking Russian stocks and currencies.

Market Updates and Taxation in Russia

Vedomosti is a partnership of the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times and one of the most widely read Russian language business publications.

Construction Russia, is a good source to find out who is buying and selling property and developing new business sites and factories.

Chief Accountant is one of the best for Russian accounting and tax news.

Accounting is a widely respected site with sections for accounting, law, banking, management, and programming.

C-News is a major news source about the Russian IT industry.

Business Radio (Russian language):

Radio Kommersant Business FM:

Business FM b


Information on doing business or investing in Ukraine:

(Kiev) Kyiv Post – is Ukraine’s oldest English language newspaper.

What’s On is the leading English language weekly magazine covering culture and entertainment in the Ukrainian capital.

Books: A – E

Across the Top of Russia, Richard Petrow
A History of Soviet Russia,  M K Dziewanowski
Alexander Dolgun’s Story, Alexander Dolgun
Around the Kremlin, Various authors & translated by Bernard Meares
Breaking Moscow, Arkady N Shevchenko
Culture Shock, A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, Anna Pavlovskaya

Books: F – LFrom Da to Nyet: Understanding the Russians, Yale Richmond
Great Moscow Guide, Various with forward by Yuri Luzhkov
Hermitage (The), Boris Piotrovsky
Is Stalinism Really Dead, Alexander S Tsipko
Klass: How Russians Really Live, David K Willis (paperback)
Kremlin Rising, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia, Suzanne Massie
Leningrad, Pavel Kann

Books: M – Q

Message from Moscow, George Feifer
Moscow Farewell, George Feifer
Napoleon and Hitler, Desmond Seward
Nicholas and Alexandra, Robert K Massie
Notes from Underground/The Double, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Parting with Illusions, Vladimir Pozner (paperback)
Paths to Russia, from War to Peace, F Wilhelm Christians
Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev

Books: R – Z

Red Victory, W Bruce Lincoln (history of 1917-1920 civil war)
Rising Tide, The Untold Story of Russian Submarines, Gary Weir & Walter J Boyne
Rulers and Victims : The Russians in the Soviet Union
Russia, David K Shipler (paperback)
Russia, Donald Wallace
Russia, Philip Longworth
Russia and the Russians, Geoffery Hosking
Russia and the West from Peter to Khrushchev, L Jay Oliva (paperback)
Russka, Edward Rutherfurd
Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, Richard Pipes
RussiaWalks, David & Valeria Matlock (paperback)
Shadow of the Winter Palace (The), Edward Crankshaw
The Decision to Intervene, Vols. 1 & 2, George F Kennan
The Future Belongs to Freedom, Eduard Shevardnadze
The Hidden Nations, Nadia Diuk & Adrian Karatnycky
The Icon and the Axe, James Billington
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin, Ian Schott
The Main Enemy, Milton Bearden & James Risen
The Moscow Correspondents, Whitman Bassow
The Private Life of Kim Philby, Hayden Peake & Mikhail Lyubimov
The Russian Mind, Ronald Hingley
The Russians, Hedrick Smith (1)
The New Russians, Hedrick Smith (2)
The Ugly Russian, Victor Lasky
Two Lives, One Russia, Nicholas Daniloff
Under A New Sky, Olga Andreyev Carlisle
Understanding Imperial Russia, Marc Raeff
USSR, A Concise History, Basil Dmytryshyn
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Russians, Elizabeth Roberts

Russian Classics

A Chameleon [Хамелеон], Anton Chekhov
Agafya [Агафья], Anton Chekhov
Anyuta [Анюта], Anton Chekhov
Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy
Grisha [Гриша], Anton Chekhov
The Death of a Government Clerk [Смерть чиновника], Anton Chekhov
Sergeant Prishibeyev [Унтер Пришибеев], Anton Chekhov
Vanka [Ванька], Anton Chekhov
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy


Cancer Ward, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn
Doctor Zhivago (Доктор Живаго), Boris Pasternak
August—The Red Wheel, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn
Lenin in Zurich, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn
Putin’s Russia, Anna Politkovskaya
Rebuilding Russia, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago, Alexandr I Solzhenitsyn

Modern Novels

Agent in Place, Robert Littell
Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith
13th Directorate, Barry Chubin
36 Yalta Boulevard, Olen Steinhauer
Moscow Rules, Robert Moss
The Hope, Herman Wouk
The Red Fox, Anthony Hyde
The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
War and Rememberance, Herman Wouk
White Russian (The), Tom Bradby
Winter Queen (The), Boris Akunin

Children’s Titles

How the Cock Wrecked the Manor, Lithuanian folk tale
Little Chick Goes to Clucky-Cluck, E. Moshkovskaya
Russian Fairy Tales, Aleksandr Afanasev
Sevka Wants to Live Somewhere Else, G. Yurmin
The Cedar Chest, R. Zelyonaya and S. Ivanov (Fun pop-up book teaching good manners and basic moral values)
The Circus, S. Marshak
The Lion and the Dog, Leo Tolstoy
The Straw Bull Calf, Ukrainian Folk tale
Yushka, Alexander Kuprin (A Story about a cat.)
White Star, Anton Chekov

Speciality Titles
Russian Bride Guide, Smith & Maslova

Titles/Authors Specific to Ukraine

Borderland: A Journey through the History of Ukraine, Anna Reid
Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, R.F Mould
Kiev, Michael Hamm
Lala’s Story: A Memoir of the Holocaust, Lala Fishman & Steven Weingartner
The Sebastopol Sketches, Leo Tolstoy
The Tatars of the Crimea: Return to the Homeland, Eward Allworth
The Truth About Chernobyl, Grigori Medvedev & Andrei Sakharov

Titles/Authors Specific to the former Soviet Republics

A History of Belarussian Literature, Wilhelm Schimdz
Belorussia: the Making of a Nation, Nicholas Valkar
Knight in the Tiger’s Skin, Shota Rustaveli
Republic of Georgia: Democracy, Human Rights, and Security Hearing; Christopher H. Smith

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