This Is Your Brain on Great Literature: Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy.
The labor camp on the Solovetsky islands, the village of Chernyshevsk, Mikhail Bulgakov museum or Tolstoy estate? RBTH has picked ten of the best literary travel destinations to visit on your next trip to Russia
Fictitious Dishes: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.
Copy of the original Russian-language edition of Doctor Zhivago, covertly published by the CIA. The front cover and the binding identify the book in Russian; the back of the book states that it was printed in France.