Review: Helen Rappaport's After the Romanovs is a fascinating account of old-world Russia

By Mark Thomas
May 27 2022 - 2:00pm
  • After the Romanovs, by Helen Rappaport. Scribe, $32.99.

Helen Rappaport has written a thoroughly excellent account of the fraught, frightened residents of Petrograd (now again St Petersburg) during the Russian Revolutions of 1917 (Caught in the Revolution). Now she has shifted perspective both forward and backward, to appraise how emigre Russians behaved in Paris before and after their country was taken away from them.