Russian classical literature is popular all over the world. Already know the Russian language, already know / heard about A.S. Pushkin, F.M. Dostoevsky, L.N. Tolstoy. Many foreigners tried to improve their language skills. And ... fail! Firstly, outdated vocabulary. Secondly, complex grammar. Thirdly, cultural meanings! (this will create a problem).
I advise you to read Russian classical literature in adapted access!
If you still want to read the original text, I advise you to turn to small genres! Of course, these are humorous stories of A.P. Chekhov: vocabulary is simpler, small volume and a lot of humor. You can refer to children's literature. K.I. Chukovsky, B.V. The scriptwriters who worked in the genre of "Tales and Stories" were adapted for the Soviet audience "Winnie the Pooh", "Mary Popins". From the modern E.N. Ouspensky and his wonderful “Crocodile Gene”, “Uncle Fedor, dog and cat”. You can read and then watch the animated version.
What would you like to read from Russian literature? Or have you already read?