Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia (Hardback)
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Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 21/06/2001
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The story of a young woman's heady encounter with Russia - and a society in collapse. In 1991, Charlotte Hobson went to study for a year in the provincial town of Voronezh. She captures the lives of her young contemporaries as the Soviet Union breaks up around them: Viktor, and his brutal memories of military service; Lola who sleeps with her fellow students for a share of their dinner; Yakov, blowing a million roubles of the Salvation Army's money on a taxi to Minsk to see a girl. Here too is the author's story and Mitya's. Their love affair begins in a mood of wild optimism. Anything, it seems, is possible. Until in spring the snow thaws, and reveals the black earth beneath.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862073999
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 196 x 145 mm

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“Black Earth City”

A few weeks back I became interested in Russia of the very early nineties, when communism just collapsed. I didn’t want a history book, as there are enough of those. After searching I found this.

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