Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People, Ogonyok Magazine 1987-1990

Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People, Ogonyok Magazine 1987-1990

by Marina Albee, Christopher B. Cerf, Vitaly Korotich
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This compendium of both published and unpublished letters sent to Ogonyok , Russia's leading illustrated weekly, provides vivid glimpses of Soviet citizens burning with rage at a state bureaucracy that has yet to experience glasnost and perestroika below the highest governmental levels. The Soviet substitute for Larry King, Dear Abby, and the Better Business Bureau, this column serves a broader purpose than letters' columns in the United States, and some of the stories recounted here--by retirees, homemakers, and parents of Soviet soldiers--are heartbreaking. Soviet society has never been portrayed in a more wretched light. For larger libraries and the highly informed general reader.-- Robert Decker, Columbia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671693978
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
303

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