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The Voice of Russia: Radio Interview and Excerpt from THE WIVES

CBC Sunday Edition, January 2012 Interview (with Michael Enright) starts at 25.09 min.

BBC-TV documentary The Trouble with Tolstoy: At War With Himself starts at 44.54 min.

By Alexandra

Blog Post:  Tolstoy’s Disciple and ‘Evil Genius’

Essay:  The Talented Mr. Chertkov: Leo Tolstoy’s False Disciple

Blog Post: Not the Woman You Thought She Was

Essay: Publishers Weekly

Recent Reviews by Alexandra:

Of Where Bears Roam the Streets by Jeff Parker:

Of Words Will Break Cement by Masha Gessen

Of The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray

Of Tolstoy: A Russian Life by R. Bartlett The Boston Globe

Of Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine by Yang Jisheng

Of The Force of Things by Alexander Stille

Of Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev by Simon Morrison

Alexandra Popoff on Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography