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The Resource Waking the tempests : ordinary life in the new Russia, Eleanor Randolph

Waking the tempests : ordinary life in the new Russia, Eleanor Randolph

Label
Waking the tempests : ordinary life in the new Russia
Title
Waking the tempests
Title remainder
ordinary life in the new Russia
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Randolph
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After communism in the Soviet Union came chaos. Ordinary Russians, liberated from a controlled and communal society, woke up in 1992 to a life that seemed to have no rules. For some, the new disorder offered possibilities--to get rich, to enjoy the excesses of life without a brutal government intervening. For others, it has been a time to worship or create freely, or to leave the country altogether. For many, however, freedom is like being abandoned without a guidebook. Randolph takes us to hospitals and sex clinics, to old communal apartments and new suburbs, to decrepit schools and new private academies. She interviews ballerinas and priests, murderers and ordinary people fighting a tidal wave of crime. She talks with young men and old women, doctors and conjurers, real estate brokers and newly converted businessmen--all trying to cope in a world where the rules changed virtually overnight.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.762
LC item number
.R36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Waking the tempests : ordinary life in the new Russia, Eleanor Randolph
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-410) and index
Contents
1. Homes for Sale -- 2. Mother Russia -- 3. Health: Living in Soviet Ruins -- 4. Medicine: Do We Have a Future? -- 5. Alternative Medicine: From Herbs to Hocus-Pocus -- 6. Sex: Slaking the Oldest Thirst -- 7. A Stranger in the Family -- 8. Lessons for the Young -- 9. Suffering for Culture: A Ballerina -- 10. The Spiritual Bazaar -- 11. Murder: The People's Justice -- 12. The Wild East
Control code
402373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780684809120
Lccn
96000144
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149728
  • (OCoLC)34149728
Label
Waking the tempests : ordinary life in the new Russia, Eleanor Randolph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-410) and index
Contents
1. Homes for Sale -- 2. Mother Russia -- 3. Health: Living in Soviet Ruins -- 4. Medicine: Do We Have a Future? -- 5. Alternative Medicine: From Herbs to Hocus-Pocus -- 6. Sex: Slaking the Oldest Thirst -- 7. A Stranger in the Family -- 8. Lessons for the Young -- 9. Suffering for Culture: A Ballerina -- 10. The Spiritual Bazaar -- 11. Murder: The People's Justice -- 12. The Wild East
Control code
402373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780684809120
Lccn
96000144
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149728
  • (OCoLC)34149728

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