I Was a Potato Oligarch by John Mole
Travels and Travails in the New Russia

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A wild tale of life and business in the new Russia. John Mole went to seek his fortune in the New Russia. His Big Idea was to set up baked potato restaurants to rival McDonald's and Pizza Hut. He came back with the rights for revolutionary biotechnology for cleaning up air pollution. In between he tangled with fantasists, Stalinists, Tolkeinists, corrupt bureaucrats, hopeful oligarchs and hopeless biznismyen, muggers, the mafia and ordinary Russians just struggling to survive.
 

About John Mole

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John Mole has had a varied international career, from banking in the USA and Athens to jacket potato restaurants in Russia. He is also a well-known author of comic novels, as well as the perennial bestseller Mind Your Manners and It's All Greek To Me. For more information, please visit his website at www.johnmole.com
 
Published August 25, 2008 by Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Travel, Professional & Technical, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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In this funny travel memoir, entrepreneur Mole (It's All Greek to Me!) recounts his adventures as an ""international development consultant"" in post-Soviet Russia.

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Summary: John Mole's autobiographical Russian travel notes could be easily applied to visiting a zoo or a disconnected tribe: they look funny, they act funny and they are so different from us!

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