War and Peace: a compelling portrait of post-post-perestroika Russia. War and Peace: brings together 12 stories by new generation of Russian writers. These ‘state of the nation’ stories imaginatively explore current Russian definitions of war and peace. War: controversial stories about life in the modern Russian army where the continuing war in the Caucasus has bred discontent and corruption. Peace: stories from the frontline of contemporary life for women in Russia – from relationships and violence to aging and the generation gap.