Властелин Колец
(Russian)

[Vlastelin Kolets]

Russian G has a different title, Властители Колец.

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit (Russian)

Властелин Колец (Russian A [H]), purchased by my wife in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine in 2008 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно. Translated by Nataliya Rakhmanova, Natalya Grigor’eva, and Vladimir Grushetskij. Izdatel’stvo “Azbuka-klassika,” 2006. ISBN: 5-352-00184-9

This is a one-volume edition of LOTR with The Hobbit.

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

Властелин Колец (Russian B), purchased on-line from rm.val, Rostov-on-Don, Russia on ebay in 2016 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 1, Хранители кольца. Izdatel’stvo AST Folio, 2001. ISBN: 5-17-009975-4

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 2, Две твердыни. Izdatel’stvo AST Folio, 2001. ISBN: 5-17-009974-6

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 3, Возвращение короля. Izdatel’stvo AST Folio, 2001. ISBN: 5-17-009971-1

Хоббит (Russian [H] A), purchased on-line from Winterwood Publications on Amazon in 2008 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by K. Korolev. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2003. ISBN: 5-17-014967-0

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

Властелин Колец (Russian C), purchased in Globus Bookstore, San Francisco, California in 2016 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Zolotaja klassika. AST Izdatel’stvo, Astrel’, 2011. ISBN: 978-5-17-058894-7

During a trip to San Francisco in 2016, we were shopping at the Globus Russian bookstore so my wife could find things to use for the Russian courses she teaches. I was patiently sitting on a chair in the front of the store when I looked to my right and my eyes landed on an immediately recognizable photo of J.R.R. Tolkien on the spine of a book. It became mine just a few minutes later.

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

Властелин Колец (Russian D), purchased on-line from Knigamarket on Amazon in 2018 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2018. ISBN: 978-5-17-089322-5

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

One of the accepted risks of buying older used copies is that they are not always in pristine condition and finding a set in good condition is not always possible. TT of this set has a smudge on the front cover, but is otherwise in pretty good condition for a book printed 30 years ago in the Soviet Union. I thought I had found a better copy of TT on-line to replace this one, but when it arrived it was in worse condition overall than this one. C'est la vie.

In one more of those "the cover doesn't match the story" moments, there are no mounted cavalry in FR--the riders of Rohan don't appear until TT. The Nazgul in FR didn't carry spears, but swords, and, like Gandalf, they did not carry shields (other than their magic powers).

Властелин Колец (Russian E), purchased on-line from yelena3686 on ebay in 2019 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Vol. 1, Хранители. Izdatel’stvo Raduga, 1989. ISBN: 5-05-002255-X

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Vol. 2, Две твердыни. Izdatel’stvo Raduga, 1990. ISBN: 5-05-002397-1

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Vol. 3, Возвращенье государя. Izdatel’stvo Raduga, 1992. ISBN: 5-05-004017-5

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

The painting on TT actually depicts an event from FR, the approach to Caradhras before entering Moria.

Властелин Колец (Russian F), purchased on-line from coins vin books on ebay in 2019 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 1, Хранители кольца. Folio, 2002. ISBN: 966-03-1122-2

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 2, Две твердыни. Folio, 2002. ISBN: 966-03-1123-0

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.B. Nemirova. Vol. 3, Возвращение короля. Folio, 2002. ISBN: 966-03-1124-9

This set published in Ukraine

Хоббит (Russian [H] D), purchased on-line from romashka4, Ukraine, on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит, или Путешествие Туда и Обратно. Translated by K. Korolev. Folio, 2003. ISBN: 966-03-1792-1

This set published in Ukraine

Властелин Колец, Lord of the Rings (Russian)

Властелин Колец (Russian H), purchased on-line from rm.val, Rostov-on-Don, Russia on ebay in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Volkovskij. Vol. 1, Дружество кольца. Terra Fantastica, 2003. ISBN: 5-17-007531-6

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Volkovskij. Vol. 2, Две Твердыни. Terra Fantastica, 2003. ISBN: 5-17-001180-6

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Volkovskij. Vol. 3, Возврашение Государя. Terra Fantastica, 2003. ISBN: 5-17-002091-0

Хоббит (Russian [H] C), purchased on-line from akula1 on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно. Приключения Тома Бомбадила, и другие стихи из Алой Книги. Письма Рождественского Деда. Фермер Джайлс из Хэма. Кузнец из Большого Вуттона. Translated by Kirill Korolev, Vladimir Tukhomirov, Galina Usova, and Andrej Laktionov. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2002. ISBN: 5-17-007530-8

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] B), purchased on-line from bukinist.de on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Статьи и Письма. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by N. Estel’, Sergej Kosheelev, Denis Afinogenov, and Kirill Korolev. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2002. ISBN: 5-17-006633-3

The packaging for these books was second only to Georgian B in terms of security.

Властелин Колец (Russian I), purchased on-line from luckybooks, Russia on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by Natalya Grigor’eva and Vladimir Grushetskij. Vol. 1, Братсво Кольца. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-110164-0

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by Natalya Grigor’eva and Vladimir Grushetskij. Vol. 2, Две Крепости. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2016. ISBN: 978-5-17-089238-9

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by Natalya Grigor’eva and Vladimir Grushetskij. Vol. 3, Возвращение Короля. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2020. ISBN: 978-5-17-112287-4

Хоббит (Russian [H] B), purchased on-line from luckybooks, Russia on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно. Translated by M. Kamenkovich and S. Stepanov. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2020. ISBN: 978-5-17-116759-2

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] A), purchased on-line from luckybooks, Russia on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by Natalya Grigor’eva and Vladimir Grushetskij. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2020. ISBN: 978-5-17-083893-6

Властелин Колец (Russian J), purchased on-line from Anastasia Lazareva, Russia, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by N.B. Grigor’eva and V.I. Grushetskij. Vol. 1, Книги I-III. TO “Izdatel’,” 1993.

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by N.B. Grigor’eva and V.I. Grushetskij. Vol. 2, Книги IV-VI. TO “Izdatel’,” 1993.

Both volumes share the same ISBN: 5-7694-0004-8

These volumes are illustrated by the prolific Russian illustrator S.B. Yukhimov. The complete set of illustrations in these volumes can be found here. This edition is published in a two-volume format that includes Books 1-3 in the first volume and Books 4-6 (and the Appendices) in the second volume.

The following series of editions (Russian K) is published by Izdatel'stvo AST, Moscow. It consists of a published edition of each of six translator(s). The volumes are distinguished by colored bands. Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion are also included in the full series. There's no apparent numbered order in the series, so they are presented in the order that I purchased them.

Властелин Колец (Russian K a), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by A.A. Gruzberg. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-119431-4

Властелин Колец (Russian K b), purchased on-line from Russlovo on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-094268-8

Властелин Колец (Russian K c), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by N. Estel’. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-135813-6

Властелин Колец (Russian K d), purchased on-line from sofus97 on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by N. Grigor’eva and V. Grushetskij. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-093221-4

Властелин Колец (Russian K e), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Karrika and M. Kamenkovich. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-092791-3

Властелин Колец (Russian K f), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V.A. Matorina. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-105265-2

Хоббит (Russian [H] E a), purchased on-line from sofus97 on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by V. Matorina. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2020. ISBN: 978-5-17-122764-7

Хоббит (Russian [H] E b), purchased on-line from sanyulya3198 on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by N. Prokhorova. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-134769-7

Хоббит (Russian [H] E c), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by K. Korolev. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2020. ISBN: 978-5-17-122767-8

Хоббит (Russian [H] E d), purchased on-line from Globus Books, San Francisco, on AbeBooks in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by N. Rakhmanova. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2022. ISBN: 978-5-17-145371-8

Хоббит (Russian [H] E e), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, on AbeBooks in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Translated by A. Gruzberg. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2022. ISBN: 978-5-17-145499-9

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] C a), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by N. Estel’. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-135812-9

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] C b), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by S. Likhacheva. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2021. ISBN: 978-5-17-139328-1

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] C c), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, on AbeBooks in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by V. Matorina. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2022. ISBN: 978-5-17-135630-9

Сильмариллион (Russian [S] C d), purchased on-line from Ruslania Books, Helsinki, in 2023 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Сильмариллион. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by A. Gruzberg. Izdatel’stvo AST, 2022. ISBN: 978-5-17-145496-8

Властелин Колец (Russian L), purchased on-line from alexandra33385, on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Vol. 1, Приложения, Хранители. Kontsern “Olimp,” 1993. ISBN: 5-87860-013-7

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by V. Murav’ev and A. Kistyakovskij. Vol. 2, Две Твердыни, Возвращение Государя. Kontsern “Olimp,” 1993. ISBN: 5-87860-014-5

This set is unusual in that the "Prologue" in the first volume is actually the Appendices.

This set, along with The Hobbit below published in Azerbaijan

Хоббит (Russian [H] F [S]), purchased on-line from sanyulya3198, on ebay in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by Nataliya Rakhmanova. Kontsern “Olimp,” 1993. ISBN: 5-87860-012-9

While this book is entitled Hobbit, it also includes The Silmarillion. The translations aren't overtly credited for any of the volumes in this set so the information was found in Tolkien Through Russian Eyes by Mark T. Hooker.

Властелин Колец (Russian M), purchased on-line from Volodymyr Luchyk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine in 2022 (paperback in double sleeves with Russian [H] G)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Властелин Колец. Translated by N. Grigor’eva and V. Grushetskij. Vol. 1, Братсво Кольца. Severo-Zapad, 1992. ISBN: 5-8352-0029-3

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by N. Grigor’eva and V. Grushetskij. Vol. 2, Две Крепости. Severo-Zapad, 1992. ISBN: 5-8352-0030-7

———. Властелин Колец. Translated by N. Grigor’eva and V. Grushetskij. Vol. 3, Возвращение Короля. Severo-Zapad, 1992. ISBN: 5-8352-0031-5

Хоббит (Russian [H] G), purchased on-line from Volodymyr Kuchyk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine in 2022 (paperback in double sleeves with Russian M)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно. Translated by N. Rakhmanova. Severo-Zapad, 1991. ISBN: 5-8352-0009-9

This set (Russian M and Russian [H] G) was produced right after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its censorship of Tolkien's works. It was packaged in a double sleeve. The inner sleeve slipped onto the four books vertically, while the outer sleeve slipped onto the books with inner sleeve horizontally. It was clearly cheaper to produce two sleeves than a box.

Властелин Колец (Russian N [H]), purchased on-line from Volodymyr Kuchyk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно. Властелин Колец. Translated by V.A. Matorina. Eksmo, 2003. ISBN: 5-699-01290-7

This is a one-volume edition of LOTR with The Hobbit.