Автор: Lawrence Scott Sheets
Название: Eight Pieces of Empire: A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
Кол-во страниц: 336
Формат: EPUB, MOBI
Размер: 5 MB
A two-decade journey, panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, through the hopes, sorrows, and conflagrations of an unraveled empire and the people living in it.
Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. Lawrence Scott Sheets, who was then living in Moscow as a young foreign correspondent, went to the center of the capital to witness the response. “In the streets around Red Square,” he writes, “life went on as usual. One would not have known that 300 million people had just become citizens of other countries.”
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