According to Nicolai Lilin’s superior in the Russian army, the first Chechen War was ‘just a cover for the trafficking run by the corrupt people in the government’. This is one of the few slivers of opinion, political or otherwise, Framing this pitiless account of the second conflict by Lilin, an elite sniper who admits it was essential he remained scared to retain his sanity.
This extraordinary memoir plunges us back into the carnage of the last decade’s Second Chechen War. After a brutal Siberian education, Nicolai Lilin is called up as a sniper in the Russian army, fighting among the ruins of the Soviet empire.
Books Briefly Noted – The New Yorker – June 13 & 20, 2011
With its exhaustive descriptions of ritual and tradition, “Siberian Education” at times resembles a work of cultural anthropology.
Siberia is, suddenly, hot. This has nothing to do with climate change, but is rather the result of a concerted burst of literary interest in a place that has traditionally been exiled to Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s oeuvre, or used as the standby metaphor for “frozen backwater.”
The lens has edited ' Siberian Education», Nicolai Lilin, a work which discloses a Siberian criminal community that give the name of Urca, they were deported by Stalin to Transnistria.
A fascinating and gripping portrait can tend to demonic armottomasta world.
Nicolai Lili grew up in the former Soviet Union located in the territory of Transnistria. Strong omaelämäkerrallisessa debut in his novel Lili tells his childhood and his childhood-urca-community management.
The complaint of oppression was a strong theme in the literature produced in the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The dissident Alexander Soljenitsin (1918-2008) revealed the dark universe of forced labour camps in works such as the Gulag archipelago. With the fall of communism, other aspects of social life in the former Soviet republics are beginning to be exorcizados.
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The fascinating history of criminal or Stalin could break
Manuel R. Sandgrouse – 24 October 2010
Crime, honor, violence, courage, religiosity… a complex mess that defined the community of the USSR harder, that crashed against the Soviet authorities: the hookers.
“Some enjoy life, others suffer, [...]
Urkas! Itinerary of a perfect bandit Siberian
by Nicolai Lilin
Denoël, performed. from the Italian by Daniel Heller-Roazen, 494 p., 23,50 euros
*** Besides the Siberian Urkas, the Neapolitan Camorra figure is the local Rotary Club. The only trace of humanity in this year exile mafia microsociety Transnistria depuois time Sovet: its members do not use their weapons [...]
Born in Transnistria 1980, Nicolai Lilin grew up in a poor community and delinquent. Aujourd’hui, he lives in Italia and he wrote in Italian "Urkas!», autobiographical novel, translated into 14 languages, where he describes his childhood, he considers, here, «normale»
"The Russians have a problem with freedom"
Interview by Josyane Savigneau
Photos RICHARD [...]
In “Siberian Education,” Nicolai Lilin remembers growing-up in a violent criminal underworld. Even if only one-tenth of it is true, says reviewer Toby Lichtig, the book still achieves something impressive.
We could learn a lot from the honour code of a Siberian criminal caste, says Irvine Welsh
In this country we have specially designated zones where people learn to be criminals. In such areas there is practically no legitimate employment, with dealing drugs just about the sole way of earning cash. Youths offend, we send [...]
Will be that there are honest criminals?
Nicolai is a young man who describes the community, Urca, inde grew. Briefly in the film.
Nicolái Lilin describes his childhood urca in 'Siberian education'
Dresses jeans,camisetayunasdeportivas. As any jovende30años. But,Nicolái Lilin isn't any. He was born in a region that few people know of letrear, Transnistrian,Today Moldova,an exiled Siberian community within, the hookers, known as "honest criminals". After passing through several centres under the Russians, witness the end [...]