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The last man in Russia : the struggle to save a dying nation

Author: Oliver Bullough
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the economic collapse, declining populations, and alcohol-related abuses that the author believes are indicative of Russia's communism-related decline, as the author follows the life of a dissident Orthodox priest, Father Dimitry Dudko.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dudko; Oliver Bullough; Oliver Bullough
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Bullough
ISBN: 9780465074983 0465074987 9780465074976 0465074979 9781846143731 184614373X
OCLC Number: 808413572
Notes: "Published in 2013 in the United Kingdon by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books"--T.p. verso.
Description: 284 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: We will bury you --
Summer. They took our grandfather's land ; A double-dyed anti-Soviet ; Father Dmitry was K-956 ; The generation of change ;Reds admit ban of rebel priest ; They behaved like free men ; Ideological sabotage --
Winter. It's like a plague ; The unworthy priest ; The KGB did their business ; I look at the future with pessimism ; They don't care any more --
Spring? Making a new generation.
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In the 1960s, when the Soviet Union said it was building heaven on earth and the brave, non-conformist dissidents lived like free men in the midst of this enormous prison, the Russian nation began to  Read more...

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Brisk, lucid style ... skilful interweaving of historical context with his own rich experience of Russia. [Bullough] has a talent for sketching the people he meets, often administering a welcome dose Read more...

 
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