A collection of Russian military tales spanning from the earliest heroic tales to stories from recent days.
"The borderlands of the Russian empire have been making the headlines for the past few decades... yet they have also have been making the headlines in Russian literature for at least the past few centuries." – From the Curator's Introduction
This excellent volume brings together 11 readings – from poetry and memoirs to short stories – that all have something to do with war. The selections range from a heroic tale by Sofony of Ryazan to memoirs by Babel and Tolstoy, to stories by Babchenko, Alexievich and Bayer.