“[Russia] is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” ―Winston Churchill

Fascinated and perplexed by the host country as you watch the Winter Olympics? Here are some books to Putin front of your face and help you unravel Russia.

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen
Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart
Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
Russian Poets edited by Peter Washington
Putin’s Labyrinth by Steve LeVine
Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Resurrection by David Remnick
Russian Journal by Andrea Lee
Lost and Found in Russia by Susan Richards

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    I read War & Peace to prepare for the Olympics.