Listen and download Great Russian books for free
“Russian Bookshelf” is a new project brought about by Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH), an internationally recognized multimedia project dedicated to Russia. A weekly podcast on books on and about Russia is aimed to introduce the most exciting of the contemporary Russian literature.
RBTH reports that “the podcast is designed to provide listeners with an alternative experience of short stories and novels written by Russian authors and translated into English. Each story is read by a narrator and recorded with musical accompaniment and sound effects”. Content is carefully selected and curated by experts in Russian literature. Listeners can enjoy the works by Dmitriy Bykov, Ludmila Ulitskaya, and Roman Senchin to name just a few.
Each podcast is created and produced by RBTH, and they are now available for free download on iTunes and RBTH’s main website (rbth.ru).