Russian literature classics available in paperback editions:
?The Queen of Spades' by Pushkin, ?Dead Souls' by Gogol, ?Crime and Punishment' by Dostoevsky, ?The Seagull' by Tchekhov, ?War and Peace' by Tolstoy, ?Doctor Zhivago' by Pasternak.
?The Gulag Archipelago', ?The Oak and The Calf', ?The Grain Between the Millstones' Alexandre Soljenitsyne, and the third volume of his literary autobiography.
Works of Andrei Bitov, Andrei Guelassimov, Vladimir Makanine, and Ludmila Oulitskaļa.
You can also read the works of poet-novelist Alexei Parin.
Nikolai Maslov, the author of the comic book ?A Soviet Youth'.
?A Moscow Saga' by Russian writer Vassili Axionov, who received the Booker Prize in December 2004 for one of his books (judged best Russian novel of the year, by the Itar-Tass agency and Echo radio station).
Pavel Longuine's 'Taxi Blues', 'Luna Park' and 'La Noce', his latest film rewarded in 2000 at the Cannes festival.
Nikita Mikhalkov's 'Burnt by the sun', 'Urga' and 'The Barber of Siberia' or Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Andreļ Roublev'.
'Old Women' by Guennadi Sidorov (which won the prize awarded by the public at Gardanne's autumn film festival in November 2004).
Symphonies, operas and ballets by Prokofiev.
?Romeo and Juliet' by Rachmaninov.
?Aleko' and ?Vespers' by Tchaikovsky.
?The Swan Lake' by Stravinsky.
?The Fire bird' and ?The rite of Spring'.
Among the new rock bands of Moscow, we can mention: Bravo, Doctor Watson and Moralny Kodeks.
The Russian pianist Evgueny Kissin.
Alexei Khvostenko was one of the founders of the counter-culture in the USSR. He is the writer of cult songs of the alternative scene. He really became very popular with the young Russian generation after the fall of the USSR, by collaborating with the group called Aouktsion. He was also a poet, a bard, a painter and a sculptor, who had emigrated to Paris in 1977 and died on 30th November 2004 in Moscow at the age of 64.