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Posts Tagged "Siberian Education"
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.”
[ 19 agosto 2010; 18:00; ] The Edinburgh International Book Festival presents:
An exposé of the Russian criminal underworld
Thursday 19 August 2010
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Italy has spent this year debating the extraordinary claims of a shocking bestseller. Written by Nicolai Lilin, Siberian Education is a snapshot of a group of families from the Russian criminal underworld who were [...]
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 [...]
A shocking expose of an extraordinary Siberian criminal underworld. Nicolai Lilin was born in 1981 and grew up in the small republic of Transnistria, which declared its independence in 1990 but has never been recognised. Siberian Education, set in a small and tight-knit community of honest criminals in a remote part of Russia, is a [...]