Vladimir A. Tsesis's Communist Daze: The Many Misadventures of a Soviet Doctor PDF

By Vladimir A. Tsesis

Welcome to Gradieshti, a Soviet village awash in grey structures and ramshackle fences, domestic to a wide, collective farm and to the main oddball and endearing solid of characters attainable. for 3 years within the Nineteen Sixties, Vladimir Tsesis—inestimable Soviet general practitioner 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 undergo the Communist lifestyle; the place milk for kids, operating water, and enough 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 get together 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 acquire antibiotic for his death baby, Vladimir’s stories of Gradieshti are unforgettable. occasionally hysterical, frequently relocating, regularly a awesome and hugely wonderful insider’s examine rural existence less than the outdated Soviet regime, they seem to be a sobering exposé of the poor inadequacies of its much-lauded socialist scientific system.

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