• "It is a series of ingeniously linked short novels, with a great deal of history painlessly delievered ... a very good read indeed"

    The Times
  • "Even textured, with just the right amount of spice, it is the literary equivalent of hot cakes"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Rewarding reading ... an engrossing story. The novel manages to capture and convey the vastness of Mother Russia, her story and her potential"

    Boston Sunday Herald
  • "What's impressive about Russka is Edward Rutherfurd's audacity - and his erudition"

    Washington Post
  • "Impressive . . . Rutherfurd has indeed embraced all of Russia"

    The Washington Post