By Donald J Raleigh
Russia's Sputnik iteration offers the existence tales of 8 1967 graduates of faculty No. forty two within the Russian urban of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, those 4 males and 4 girls belong to the 1st new release conceived in the course of the Soviet Union's go back to ""normality"" following global warfare II. good trained, articulate, and loosely networked even this present day, they have been first-graders the 12 months the USSR introduced Sputnik, and grew up in a rustic that more and more distanced itself from the excesses of Stalinism. achieving heart age in the course of the Gorbachev Revolution, they negotiated the transition to a Russian-style industry economic climate and stay energetic, efficient participants of society in Russia and the diaspora.
In candid interviews with Donald J. Raleigh, those Soviet ""baby boomers"" speak about the old occasions within which they grew up, but additionally approximately their daily reviews -- their kin backgrounds; adolescence hobbies; favourite books, video clips, and song; and influential humans of their lives. those own tales shed precious mild on Soviet formative years and youth, at the purposes and process perestroika, and at the wrenching transition that has taken position because the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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Russia's Sputnik Generation: Soviet Baby Boomers Talk about Their Lives (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies) by Donald J Raleigh