New PDF release: Communist Daze: The Many Misadventures of a Soviet Doctor

By Vladimir A. Tsesis

Welcome to Gradieshti, a Soviet village awash in grey constructions and ramshackle fences, domestic to a wide, collective farm and to the main oddball and endearing forged of characters attainable. for 3 years within the Sixties, Vladimir Tsesis—inestimable Soviet health care professional and irrepressible jester—was stationed in a village the place racing tractor drivers tossed vodka bottles to one another for game; the place farmers and townspeople secretly mocked and attempted to suffer the Communist lifestyle; the place milk for kids, working water, and sufficient electrical energy have been infrequent; the place the world’s smallest, motley parade grew to become the country’s longest; and the place one compulsively amorous Communist social gathering chief met a memorable, chilling destiny. From a frantic pursuit of calcium-deprived, lunatic Socialist chickens to a father begging on his knees to Soviet officers to procure antibiotic for his loss of life baby, Vladimir’s stories of Gradieshti are unforgettable. occasionally hysterical, usually relocating, continuously a notable and hugely enjoyable insider’s examine rural lifestyles below the outdated Soviet regime, they're a sobering exposé of the poor inadequacies of its much-lauded socialist scientific system.

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By Vladimir A. Tsesis

Welcome to Gradieshti, a Soviet village awash in grey constructions and ramshackle fences, domestic to a wide, collective farm and to the main oddball and endearing forged of characters attainable. for 3 years within the Sixties, Vladimir Tsesis—inestimable Soviet health care professional and irrepressible jester—was stationed in a village the place racing tractor drivers tossed vodka bottles to one another for game; the place farmers and townspeople secretly mocked and attempted to suffer the Communist lifestyle; the place milk for kids, working water, and sufficient electrical energy have been infrequent; the place the world’s smallest, motley parade grew to become the country’s longest; and the place one compulsively amorous Communist social gathering chief met a memorable, chilling destiny. From a frantic pursuit of calcium-deprived, lunatic Socialist chickens to a father begging on his knees to Soviet officers to procure antibiotic for his loss of life baby, Vladimir’s stories of Gradieshti are unforgettable. occasionally hysterical, usually relocating, continuously a notable and hugely enjoyable insider’s examine rural lifestyles below the outdated Soviet regime, they're a sobering exposé of the poor inadequacies of its much-lauded socialist scientific system.

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