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Growing Up in a Criminal World: Siberian Education

by Nicolai Lilin

If you have an interest in the Russian Underworld, this book - one is not sure whether to call it fiction or creative non-fiction or history - is a sort of first person account of life growing up in a strict, brutal criminal world. It is so rich in detail of the underworld life that one suspects it has to have been informed by deep personal experience.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2011