I just translated ‘1984’ into Russian. I’m gasping for air
George Orwell is relevant again, in a new way, and his most famous book remains as suffocating as ever. Having spent four months translating Orwell's '1984' Leonid Bershidsky finds the book more relevant than ever. In this piece, he delves into the history of the work and its relation to modern Russian history. If you have not yet read the book, this piece contains spoilers.