Book Reviews

  1. “A Tangled Conspiracy Tale, Soviet Style. A Review of Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot against Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953 by Jonathan Brent and Vladimir P. Naumov” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, February 22, 2004
  2. “Why Gorbachev is Russia’s Unsung Hero” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 11, 2002
  3. “Where Rabbits Fly: On Tatayna Tolstaya’s Novel Kys” in The Times Literary Supplement, October 5, 2001
  4. Culture Matters but not in Russia: Review of L. Harrison, S. Huntington, eds, Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Spring 2001
  5. Homo Sovieticus: A Review of First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2000
  6. “Visiting Nabokov” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta-Ex Libris, April 20, 2000 (in Russian)
  7. “Report from Russia: The Future of the Thick Journals” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter 1999/2000
  8. “Soviet Leader Revisits Changes and Promise of a Stormy Nation: A Review of On My Country and the World by Mikhail Gorbachev” in the Washington Post, November 21, 1999
  9. “The Master: A Review of Pushkin by Elaine Feinsten, and Eugene Onegin, translated by Douglas Hofstadter” in the Wall Street Journal, July 15, 1999
  10. “Novel interests, but misses Uncle Joe the man: A Review of The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin by Richard Lourie” in The Washington TimesJune 27, 1999
  11. “Solzhenitsyn’s History Lesson” in The Nation, May 3, 1999
  12. Speak, Memory. Nabokov Revisited” in The Washington Times, May 2, 1999
  13. “From Russia with Love: A Review of Andre Makine’s Once Upon the River Love” in The Washington Times, Sept 12, 1998
  14. “Reclaiming a Master. A New Translation of Nikolai Gogol’s Short Stories” in The Washington Times, June 14, 1998

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