Russia has given us some of the most extraordinary writers of all time from Dostoevsky to Tolstoy. With so many books to choose from where do you start? From sci-fi thrillers to contemporary histories and timeless classics, we have compiled our list of top 10 recommended reads that will inspire you to learn more about a country that is close to our heart.
In 1885, Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia received what appeared to be a simple egg made of white enamel. Maria would later discover that this egg held a startling surprise that would usher in the era of one of the most sought-after, luxury jewellers in the world.