The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
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.
Reviewed in Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2011