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About Olga Martynova

Russian literary critic. Lives in Germany. Covers regularly Russian literature for the leading German language newspapers and magazines.

Articles by Olga Martynova

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The posthumous victory of socialist realism

Gorki reads to Stalin, Molotov and Voroshilov

Anatoly Yar-Kravchenko: Maxim Gorki reads his fairy tale "A girl and death" to Stalin, Molotov and Voroshilov on 11.11.1931 (painted in 1949)

Socialist realism, the old Soviet literary canon, has come to dominate the literary scene once more, laments the distinguished literary critic, Olga Martynova

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