April 4, 2018

10 literary masterpieces on which every Russian was raised

Thanks to a school curriculum that includes masterpieces by Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, and others, Russians from all segments of society have a common cultural bond and intellectual reference point. This is an important factor in fostering national identity and social cohesion.

Here are a few of the classics every Russian has studied.

Happy reading, Comrade.