Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “In Plain Russian” as Want to Read:
In Plain Russian
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

In Plain Russian

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
What I might have been --
A distance of half a kilometer --
From an exchange of letters --
A circle of friends --
Skurlatsky, man of letters. Autobiographical stories. A word from the author --
Uncle Volodya --
Major Dogadkin --
First Lieutenant Pavlenko --
Captain Kurasov. Four open letters. To Comrade Pankin of VAAP (October 2, 1973) --
To the Writers' Union (February 19
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1980 by Jonathan Cape (first published 1973)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about In Plain Russian, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about In Plain Russian

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-28)
Rating details
Sort: Default
May 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eastern-europe
I'm not going to be able to finish this before its due date back at the library. I read the first essay/story. I'd like to check this out again and give it another try.
Jul 09, 2009 added it
"i want to be honest"
rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2017
rated it really liked it
May 23, 2012
rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2012
Laura Edwards
rated it liked it
May 07, 2014
Erke Kyz
rated it it was amazing
May 11, 2013
rated it really liked it
Sep 12, 2016
rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2013
rated it liked it
Jan 04, 2009
Jason Thompson
rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2010
David Rulon
rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2013
Jason Thompson
rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2010
added it
Jun 07, 2010
marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2010
added it
Jun 17, 2012
marked it as to-read
May 12, 2013
marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2014
Drew Coyle
marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2014
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2016
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2016
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2016
Frank Xavier
marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2017
Igor Stadnick
marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2018
marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2015
marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Vladimir Voinovich (Владимир Николаевич Войнович) was born in what is now Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, but which at the time of his birth was Stalinabad, a city in the USSR.

Voinovich started writing and publishing poetry during the army service; he later switched to writing prose and ultimately became famous as a master of satirical depiction of the absurdity of Soviet life. However, he d
More about Vladimir Voinovich...