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The Best Russian Short Stories  

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List Rules Top works of Russian short fiction

List of the best short stories from Russian writers that exemplify the Romanticism, Silver Age and 20th century of Russian literature. Topics covered in these Russian short stories range from political ideologies to realism principles. Works on this list were written by short story Nobel Prize winner Ivan Bunin, as well as other renowned authors that may be more recognizable for the novels they produced during the time, like Vladimir Nabokov and F. Dostoyevsky.

This lists asks the question, “What is the best Russian short story?” with plenty of stories to choose from to cast your vote on. Authors such as Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol and Maxim Gorky appear on the list of the best Russian short stories. The stories listed are in no particular order until votes start coming in, then the most popular stories will be toward the top. If your favorite Russian short story is not on the list with these best titles, then add the title to the list so that others can vote, as well. The titles have the authors listed along with photographs of the authors.
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The Nose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by N. Gogol
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The Queen of Spades is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by A.S. Pushkin
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The Overcoat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by N.V. Gogol
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God Sees the Truth, but Waits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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The Bet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by A.P. Chekhov
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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Leo Tolstoy
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How Much Land Does a Man Need?... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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A Christmas Tree and a Wedding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by F.M. Dostoyevsky
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The Lady with the Dog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
Anton Chekhov
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The Signal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by V.N. Garshin
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The Three Questions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by L. Tolstoy
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The Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by A.P. Chekhov
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Vanka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by A. Chekhov
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White Nights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by F. Dostoyevsky
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Cutty Sark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by I. A. Yefremov
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The Black Monk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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by Anton Chekhov
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A Gentle Creature is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by F. Dostoyevsky
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The Gentleman from San Francis... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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The District Doctor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by I.S. Turgenev
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The Bishop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
Anton Chekhov
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One Autumn Night; In The Stepp... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by M. Gorky
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Twenty-six Men and a Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
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How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by M.Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin
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The Portrait is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by N. Gogol
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The Shades, a Phantasy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Russian Short Stories
by V.G. Korolenko