The book is about ridiculous and at the same time serious things of the former Soviet Union life. It would serve for better understanding the enigmatic "Russian soul" which is deep, complicated, easily wounded, very broad, and also for better understanding the Soviet and the Socialism realities, the Russian history by telling the cute Soviet born anecdotes intertwined in the narration. The book is completely different by its content and orientation from the recently published book of Ben Lewis Hammer & Tickle: A History of Communism Told Through Communists Jokes. The subject of the book - Russian people (all Russian-speaking people who lived in the former Soviet Union).The narration in the form of reasoning and recollections together with the anecdotes touch many different topics: a significance of the intelligent for the society, Russian mentality with its distinguishing features, charm and dignity of Russian women, men and women relations, psychological excursions in the intimate things, characterization of the Socialism, psychological and moral condition of living in the Soviet Union, the comparison of the USA and the USSR, relationships between Russians and foreigners, and the topics devoted to the Ukraine, Armenian jokes, great world game Soccer. The conclusion of the book narrates a short history of the Russia from 862 A.C. till our days. The book also contains the verses of outstanding poets from Russia and Ukraine) little known to American reader.
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Published January 26, 2010
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