I don’t know quite how it happened, but right now it’s Russian Literature Week and if you move quickly, you can be a part of it, too. From the web site (no, really):
RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2017 presents a series of panels, screenings, and in-person conversations featuring some of Russia’s most acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and several of the world’s leading Russian literature scholars and literary critics.
Russian Literature Week is taking place right now — from May 1 through 6 — at literary friendly venues across the City, among them Book Culture, the Strand Bookstore, New York University, Columbia University, the Grolier Club, and the Russian Samovar restaurant – and — of course — online.
More details are here.