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Author Dutkina, G. (Galina), 1952-

Title Moscow days : life and hard times in the new Russia / Galina Dutkina ; translated from the Russian by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick.

Published New York : Kodansha International, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.0947312 DUTK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index.
Summary Moscow Days is the wry, frank, and poignant personal account of life in the new Russia by writer and journalist Galina Dutkina. In the first book by a Russian to detail everyday life in the post-Soviet era, Dutkina describes Moscow's newly rich, newly poor, and those caught in between. She tells of struggling Russian youths, increasingly violent gang members, conniving beggars, the new Russian intelligentsia, mafiosos-turned-politicians, and ailing pensioners who cannot afford doctors. She shows us the food stores bare of Russian staples such as beef or fish but crammed with French bonbons. She speaks about the difficulties of raising children, and the plight of the modern Russian woman. Along the way she offers new insights into why her country finds itself in such a predicament.
Subject Post-communism -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow.
Post-communism -- Russia (Federation)
Moscow (Russia) -- Social conditions.
Moscow (Russia) -- Economic conditions.
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-
Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
ISBN 1568360665