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Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape by Susan Richards

By Susan Richards

After the autumn of communism, Russia was once in a kingdom of concern. The surprising and dramatic switch left many folks adrift and uncertain—but additionally filled with a tentative yet tenacious desire. Returning time and again to the provincial hinterlands of this quickly evolving nation from 1992 to 2008, Susan Richards struck up a few awesome friendships with humans in the course of this historic drama. Anna, a questing journalist, struggles to specific her passionate spirituality in the principles of the hot society. Natasha, a stressed spirit, has relocated from Siberia in a bid to flee the calls for of her upper-class kin and her personal mysterious demons. Tatiana and Misha, whose company empire has blossomed from the ashes of the Soviet Union, look, regardless of their luxurious, uneasy during this new international. Richards watches them develop and alter, their fortunes upward push and fall, their hopes start and crash.
   Through their tales and her personal studies, Susan Richards demonstrates how in Russia, the prior and the current can't be separated. She meets scientists confident of the lifestyles of UFOs and mind-control battle. She visits a cult in line with operating the land and a tiny civilization based at the practices of conventional Russian Orthodoxy. Gangsters, dreamers, artists, healers, all are puzzling over of their personal methods, “Who are we now if we’re no longer communist? What does it suggest to be Russian?” This awesome heritage of latest Russia holds a reflect as much as a forgotten humans. Lost and located in Russia is a mystical and unforgettable portrait of a society in transition.

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End of the line". People went to the front line passing through streets where they had gone to school as children. 48 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Left This famous picture shows victims of the German bombardment of Leningrad, the first of 65,000 citizens to die in the shell fire. On 4 September, German longrange siege guns opened fire on the city, shelling it day after day for more than two years. Shortly, the exchange of fire developed into a prolonged artillery duel between the counterbattery of Leningrad guns pitted against German siege weapons.

Moving the factories was one problem, starting up production was yet another. Machinery began operating even as new factory walls were erected around it. BBHMHBBBMBH Above In his broadcast of 3 July 1941 Stalin issued immediate "scorched earth" instructions: "The enemy must not be left a single engine.. not a pound of bread or a pint of oil. " In scenes like these, collective farmers with their pigs and cows carried out Stalin's instructions, all to the rear. 61 CATASTROPHE: 1941 Above A classic scene of industrial evacuation that must have been replicated many thousands of times.

The crated aircraft were unloaded at Archangel and assembled, joining the Wing at Vaenga. Right A senior Soviet air commander tries out his newly arrived Hurricane fighter aircraft, which appears newly painted. The Red star on the port wing has been hurriedly over-painted on the Royal Air Force roundel, which is still just visible. 54 CATASTROPHE: 1941 MOSCOW PREPARES TO FIGHT O n 6 October 1941, the German Army launched Operation Typhoon, which was designed to smash in the Moscow defensive concentration.

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