The article is devoted to the review of the latest books by the staff of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue: Professor of HSE V. K. Kantor, Professor of HSE O. A. Zhukova and lecturer of HSE E. V. Besschetnova, published in 2017. The books are united by the common desire of the authors to show the interaction of Russian and European cultures in the field of philosophy and art. However each work has its own theme, as well as the original mode of forming research tasks. The book by V.K. Kantor “Understand by Portraying, or Sententia sensa: Philosophy in a Literary Text” reveals the essential connection between literature and philosophy. n the book “The Philosophy of Russian Culture: Metaphysical Perspective of Man and History” O. A. Zhukova demonstrates the integrity of the cultural, religious and socio-political history of Russia and actualizes the problem of continuity of cultural and historical experience for the modern philosophy of culture. In the book by E.V. Besschetnova “Vladimir Soloviev and Konstantin Leontyev about Being of Russia: in Anticipation of a Catastrophe” the philosophical dialogue of Vl. S. Solovyov and K. N. Leontiev on the present and future of Russia and its culture is reconstructed.