The best novels of all times

in the Russian language

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Mikhail Bulgakov (Russia, 1891): "Master i Margarita/ The Master and Margarita" (1940) ++
  2. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Besy/ Possessed/ Demoni" (1873) ++
  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Prestuplenie i Nakazanie/ Crime and Punishment/ Delitto e Castigo" (1866) ++
  4. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Idiot" (1869) ++
  5. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Anna Karenina" (1877) ++
  6. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Mertvye Dushi/ Dead Souls" (1842) ++
  7. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Bratia Karamazovy/ Brothers Karamazov" (1880) ++
  8. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Voina i Mir/ War and Peace/ Guerra e Pace" (1869) ++
  9. Ivan Goncharov (Russia, 1812): "Oblomov" (1859) ++
  10. Mikhail Lermontov (Russia, 1814): "Geroi Nashego Vremeni/ A Hero of Our Time" (1840) ++
  11. Boris Bugayev "Andrey Bely" (Russia, 1880): "Petersburg" (1912) ++
  12. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Shkola Dlya Durakov/ School For Fools" (1976) ++
  13. Mikhail Shishkin (Russia, 1961): "Venerin Volos/ Maidenhair/ Capelvenere/ Venushaar" (2005) ++
  14. Boris Pasternak (Russia, 1890): "Doktor Zhivago" (1957) +
  15. Mikhail Sholokhov (Russia, 1905): "Tikhii Don/ Placido Don" (1940) +
  16. Nikolay Leskov (Russia, 1831): "Ocharovanny Strannik/ The Enchanted Wanderer/ Viaggiatore Incantato" (1873) +
  17. Ivan Turgenev (Russia, 1818): "Ottsy i Deti/ Fathers and Sons/ Padri e Figli" (1862) +
  18. Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia, 1946): "Kazus Kukotskovo/ The Kukotsky Case" (2001) +
  19. Tatyana Tolstaya (Russia, 1951): "Kys/ Slynx" (2000) +
  20. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Dvoinik/ Double/ Sosia" (1846) +
  21. Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov "Sologub" (Russia, 1863): "Melkii Bes/ The Petty Demon/ Demone Meschino" (1907) +
  22. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Kreitserova Sonata/ Kreutzer Sonate" (1890) +
  23. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia, 1918): "Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha/ A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich/ Giornata di Ivan Denisovic" (1962) +
  24. Arkady Strugatsky (Russia, 1925): "Piknik na Obotshine/ Roadside Picnic/ Picnic sul Ciglio della Strada" (1971) +
  25. Ivan Goncharov (Russia, 1812): "Obyknovennaya Istoriya/ Same Old Story/ Una Storia Comune" (1846) +
  26. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Belye Nochi/ White Nights/ Notti Bianche" (1848) +
  27. Ivan Turgenev (Russia, 1818): "Dvorianskoe Gnezdo/ A House of Gentlefolk/ Nido di Nobili" (1859) +
  28. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Voskresenie/ Resurrection/ Resurrezione" (1899) +
  29. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Nos/ The Nose" (1836) +
  30. Vasily Aksjonov or Aksenov (Russia, 1932): "Moskovskaja Saga/ Generations of Winter" (1994) +
  31. Aleksandr Pushkin (Russia, 1799): "Pikovaia Dama/ The Queen of Spades" (1834) +
  32. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Shinel/ The Overcoat/ Il Cappotto" (1842) +
  33. Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (Russia, 1826): "Gospoda Golovlevy/ The Golovlyov Family" (1876) +
  34. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Taras Bulba" (1842) +
  35. Aleksei Peshkov "Maksim Gorky" (Russia, 1868): "Mat/ Mother" (1907) +
  36. Leonid Leonov (Russia, 1899): "Russkii Les/ RUssian Forest" (1953) +
  37. Andrei Platonov (Russia, 1899): "Kotlovan/ Foundation Pit" (1951) +
  38. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia, 1918): "Rakovyi Korpus/ Cancer Ward" (1968) +
  39. Vasily Grossman (Russia, 1905): "Zhizn i Sudha/ Life And Fate" (1960) +
  40. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Mezhdu Sobakoi i Volkom/ Between Dog and Wolf" (1980) +
    Mikhail Shishkin (Russia, 1961): "Vziatie Izmaila/ The Capture of Izmail" (1999) +
    Alexander Goldstein (Russia, 1957): "Pomni o Famaguste/ Remember Famagusta" (2002) +
  41. Liudmila Petrushevskaia (Russia, 1938): "The Time: Night" (1994) +
  42. Yury Trifonov (Russia, 1925): "Vremya i Mesto/ Time and Place" (1981) +
  43. Vladimir Voinovich (Russia, 1932): "Zhizn' i Neobychainye Prikliucheniia Soldata Ivana Chonkina/ The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin" (1975) +
  44. Andrei Bitov (Russia, 1937): "Pushkinskii Dom/ Pushkin House" (1978) +
  45. Valentin Rasputin (Russia, 1937): "Poslednii Srok/ Final Term" (1971) +
  46. Sergei Dovlatov (Russia, 1941): "Filial/ The Foreign Branch" (1989) +
  47. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Palisandriia/ Astrophobia" (1985) +
  48. Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia, 1946): "Sonechka/ Little Sonya" (1995) +
  49. Vladimir Sorokin (Russia, 1955): "Ochered/ The Queue" (1985) +
  50. Andrei Platonov (Russia, 1899): "Dzhan/ Soul" (1935) +
  51. Guzel Yakhina (Russia, 1977): "Zuleykha otkryvayet glaza/ Zuleikha" (2015) +
  52. Vladimir Sorokin (Russia, 1955): "Den' Oprichnika/ Day of the Oprichnik" (2006) +

Chronological

See the Chronology of Russian Literature