I Finished Another Russian Book

The book I just finished
The book I just finished

I finished another book in Russian. I haven’t read all that many books in Russian, so this is an accomplishment. The book is called Катынское дело: проверка на русофобию [The Katyn Affair: A Check For Russophobia] by Viktor Ilyukhin, a former prosecutor and Communist Party deputy until his death in 2011. The book was interesting because it’s the first nonfiction, history-related book I’ve read in Russian. If you look at my Russian Log, you’ll see that I’ve mainly read novels so far.

And it’s on to more novel reading now. Remember when I wrote about those science fiction novels about a conflict between Russia and Ukraine? Well, I’m finally reading one of those. I’m starting with Fyodor Berezin’s Война 2010: Украинский фронт [War 2010: The Ukrainian Front]. I started reading it on my Kindle last night and so far, I really like it. It’s already giving me some ideas for my own fiction (as if I need any more ideas!).


5 thoughts on “I Finished Another Russian Book

  1. I love reading foreign language books! I don’t read many per year because they take me much longer than English ones, do, but I like that about them, too, that you have to slow down and chew them properly. Do you only read Russian-written books in the original language, or do you read English/other books translated into Russian?

    I’m really excited to know someone else does, this, I thought I was the only one!

    1. I read both books originally in Russian and those translated into Russian, though I prefer the former. 🙂 I didn’t know you spoke a foreign language (or languages). What do you speak?

      1. I’m a German speaker/reader on the side. Not as fluent as I once was, but I love it too much to let it go entirely – so I read and speak it whenever I can!

        I realised after reading this that I haven’t read any fiction that was originally German, I’ve only ever read translations. I think I should fix that 🙂

      2. Yeah, same here. I LOVE Russian. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll ever get to use it in my career, but I refuse to lose it because I just love it so much. You should definitely read some stuff originally in German. 🙂 I’ve read both Russian classics (like A Hero of Our Time and The Master and Margarita) and more modern, light stuff. I love it all!

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