03 November, 2004

Currently Reading

This book gives one an excellent insight into what it was like to live in Communist Siberia in the era from Breshnev to Yeltsin. She goes into what it was like to be taught propaganda in the Soviet schools, into some of the history of Russia and Communism, but also of her own Buryat heritage, from Siberia. This I find fascinating.

Siberian Dream
by Irina Pantaeva

The tale of a courageous young woman. Irina Pantaeva was born in communist Siberia, where individuality was stifled. Her parents refused to join the Communist Party, and Irina, picked by a talent scout to star in a Soviet film, went on to conquer the fashion world and become an international model.

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