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(Russian-language original text) Moskovskaia saga (Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov) (Russian) Hardcover – 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown (2004)
  • Language: Russian
  • ISBN-10: 569907984X
  • ISBN-13: 978-5699079841
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 23.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,534,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a real saga, a magnificent epic piece, revealing the most dark secrets of the Soviet Union under Stalin through the story of one Russian family. Moskovskaya Saga is about love which can be carried on no matter what terror you live through and about hate which never dies, punishment which always comes sooner or later, and betrayal which penetrates all corners of immortal souls. Immortality... Aksenov combines fiercely realistic description of tortures in prisons, camps, war with the idea of reincarnation, strangely in place. He brings great Russian tyrans and leaders back to life in bodies of animals... who still vaguely remember their past lives or feel they remember. Only Stalin is deprived of the right to remembrance. Every few chapters end with quotes from Soviet, American, British and French newspapers. Sharp and perfectly fit for every cycle of the book. The reader will notice the difference in language through the trilogy. The closer to modern times, the more famous examples of Russian swear words (mat)you'll encounter. All these boys and girls from good families after going through every single circle of hell, generously provided to them by Stalin's "system", lose their purity and innocence of souls. They speak their mind and one will not find nice words there... The reader will find out how Hitler's attack was stopped near Moscow, why Ukrainians were fighting on nazi's side,what Moskovites meant by 22 methods of investigation and what caused the "Doctors' case" right before Stalin's death. This book is historically true and in the meantime extremely passionate. For a reader not familiar with Russian history, it may be a difficult reading. A lot of things will be left enigmatic. But even for those who were born in Russia it will bring a lot of thinking and test their knowledge of literature, art and own history.
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By A Customer on May 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book, "Moskovskaia Saga" ("Moscow Saga"), was published in the United States by Random House under the title "Generations of Winter". But if you are able to read in Russian, you would want to do it. This way you would understand it much deeper. This book will touch your heart.
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