Russia between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Russians Speak out on Politics, Religion, Sex and America / Edition 2

Russia between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Russians Speak out on Politics, Religion, Sex and America / Edition 2

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by Marika Pruska-Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 1550650610

ISBN-13: 9781550650617

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Vehicule Press

An unforgettable portrait of a great country in chaos. Stories of the new and old Russia: the mafia, cults and faith healers, women as agents of change, Vladimir Zhironovsky, the Russian soul, the nobility, sexuality, the love-hate relationship with America, shopping in Moscow, the army, and the economy.  See more details below

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An unforgettable portrait of a great country in chaos. Stories of the new and old Russia: the mafia, cults and faith healers, women as agents of change, Vladimir Zhironovsky, the Russian soul, the nobility, sexuality, the love-hate relationship with America, shopping in Moscow, the army, and the economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550650617
Publisher:
Vehicule Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface9
Introduction11
The New and Old Russia17
Russian Television22
Stairways at Night25
Security31
Shopping in Moscow35
The Writer's Return39
Just a Family45
The Four of Us Against the World48
A Good Profession53
When I Grow Up I Will Go With Foreigners54
Of God and Healers57
The Russian Soul62
How To Be Happy68
The Russian Character71
Searching for New Gods82
Long Live the Czars!86
Russian Women: Liberated or Oppressed?92
Forward to the Past: The Price of Femininity103
Women as Agents of Change110
Communism127
Dreams in Brown: A Talk with Vladimir Zhirinovsky136
Of Cadillacs, Gypsies and Mother Russia145
But What About Democracy, Ilya?152
Will the Real Democrat Please Stand Up!158
Economic Paradoxes167
Back to the Soil168
Doing Business172
The Zhil Car Factory174
Bread or Clean Air?178
In Place of Conclusion180

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Russia between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Russians Speak Out on Politics, Religion, Sex and America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Helpful for those wanting to better understand the average Russian, this book was very interesting and informative. Some information is slightly outdated due to the current rate of change in Russia, but still relevant to the overall views and attitudes seen today. A very worthwhile read!