Smashed in the USSR: Fear, Loathing and Vodka on the Steppes

Biography & autobiography

Caroline Walton and Ivan Petrov

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 6.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

For forty years Ivan Petrov careered, stumbled, staggered and rampaged all over the vast Soviet empire. Homeless (an illegal condition in the communist utopia), in and out of prison camps, almost always drunk, and with a gift for hilariously sending up the tragic absurdities of Soviet life, Ivan was a real-life Svejk. This is his unforgettable story, as told to Caroline Walton just before his death. The text is complemented by twelve original illustrations by Natalia Vetrova.