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Аргентинец

(Russian Treasures #1)

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Они пришли из ниоткуда и растоптали Российскую империю, ставшую их первой жертвой в череде революций и гражданских войн по всему миру. Они называли себя большевиками и строили государство нового типа, Советский Союз, которое должно было изменить ход истории.

Так и случилось. И никто не мог спасти тех, кто вставал у них на пути.

Десть лет назад, поссорившись с отцом, Клим
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Paperback, 576 pages
Published 2011 by Рипол Классик
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Meagan Thompson
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fantastic blend of history and fiction. From beginning to end, the characters, settings, and multple plots all feel real, yet it has those elements of fiction we all love: a large cast of characters with their own personalities, goals, and faults; vibrant settings; and plots and subplots with so many twists and turns that it will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next. Whether you know anything about Russian history or not, this book is sure to entertain you and keep ...more
Liviu
Very entertaining novel starting in 1917 just before the Bolshevik coup and then taking place during the Civil war as our heroes fortunes get intermingled with the desperate attempts of the White forces to get rid of the criminals that took over their country, but the brutality and ruthlessness of the Soviet regime ensure its victory.

Klim - who is as close as it gets to a modern picaresque hero, naive, well-intended and hence taken advantage of all the time, but somehow surviving his many
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Ewgeny
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Здравствуйте! Люблю читать хорошие книги (и слушать их аудио-версии), но про этот сайт узнал только вчера, и решил внести «свои 5 копеек», высказаться :-).
Считаю, что мне очень повезло, когда несколько лет назад (летит время!!!) я случайно нашел и начал читать книгу Эльвиры Барякиной "Аргентинец". Сначала книга меня заинтересовала тем, что там со сознанием дела и с большой любовью описаны уголки моего любимого Нижнего Новгорода. Но через несколько страниц я уже не мог оторваться от книги по
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Alena Fee
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! Книга замечательная во многих отношениях. Очень легкий язык. Одновременно, за счет таланта автора передать атмосферу, буквально растворяешься в ситуации, времени и переживаешь вместе с героями все их эмоции. По моему мнению, хорошей назвать книгу можно тогда, когда тебе не терпится узнать что будет дальше. И вот так написаны все книги Эльвиры.
Алена
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Роман очень атмосферен. Как будто находшься в том времени, дышишь вместе с главными героями одним воздухом. Взаимоотношения людей, их любовь, их переживания описаны очень чутко, невозможно остаться равнодушной ни к одному из героев романа!
Alexander Mintz
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love books, don’t miss Elvira Baryakina’s Russian Treasures. It tells the story of a Russian journalist, now a citizen of Argentina, who comes to Russia to claim his inheritance. But the year is 1917, and the Bolsheviks seize power and confiscate all private property from the people. He looses all that he has, and only one thing keeps him going—his love for Nina, the woman who never gives up.

It’s a good story brimming with irony, and it’s full of unexpected details only a Russian-born
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Natalie K
Очень замечательная книга! Мне очень понравилась.)))
Michelle
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cost of war, the cost of love

An exploration of humanity at its finest and worst. Baryakina escorted me through a heartwarming, heartwrenching experience of a people losing their world. So effective is Baryakina's tale, that the headlines of today's refugees now carry with them a deeper impact on my conscience. I look forward to reading more of Baryakina's work, after a short pause to catch my breath.
Lane
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Прочитала трилогию про Аргентинца с давно забытым удовольствием и абсолютным приоритетом чтения над всеми другими текущими занятиями. Удивительное ощущение сопричастности и сопереживания. Такое проникновение в эпоху, осмысление происходящего! Понимаю, что за этим стоит труд исследователя, но читается, как рассказ очевидца. Умно, исторически выверено, увлекательно и интересно!
Jean Offutt-Lindt
Sep 11, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The back of the book states "Perfect for fans of A Gentleman in Moscow" "and Fall of Giants". Not in anyone's wildest dreams can you compare Baryakina to Towles and Follett. Her characters are flat and one-dimensional; I never felt invested in any one of them. Her writing is simplistic and has no depth. I kept reading hoping the book would improve, but am giving up just over half way through the book. Investing two evenings in this book is enough for me.
Tata Oleinik
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Интригующее произведение, требующее сил и времени для раскрытия при кажущейся легкости и доступности.
ANNA
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Получила удовольствие от прочтения. Интересные герои, динамичный сюжет, впечатление исторической достоверности - видно, что автор серьезно исследовал тему. Больше всего понравился нешаблонный подход. Тема революции и гражданской войны здесь раскрывается не через "классы-массы", а через судьбы простых людей, за приключениями которых хочется следить. Спасибо! Будем читать дальше :) Рекомендую всем, кто интересуется хорошей беллетристикой, историей вообще и историей гражданской войны в России в ...more
Luiza Hartmann
Luiza Hartmann: Книга на самом деле необыкновенно глубоко вскрывает события , происшедшие в революционой Росии . Автор - Эльвира Барякина - затягивает читателя в самую гущу событий , что даёт возможность читателю не только почувствовать себя свидетелем , но и переживать эмлцианольно вместе с героями романа и ужас , и страх и любовь . Исскустно написано ! Спасибо .
Beverly Stedman
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read on Russia

Great characters and history of the Russian revolution. It is amazing anyone survived. The bad guys died and the lovers survived.



Ksenia
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful novel

A lot have already been said about the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, but in Russian Treasures you see everything from another side. The love story captured me from the first pages, and till the very end I could hardly breathe. It is the novel where real facts are woven into a fictional story. Those who are interested in Russian history will definitely love the story, all others will like the characters and story line between them.
Marina
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is not about the historical events of the Russian revolution of 1917, it is much deeper. It is about the fate of people caught in the maelstrom of the events of that terrible time, about how life can change overnight, how everything can collapse and how, despite fate, not to lose yourself and the people who are dear to you. And this is relevant at all times. I sincerely advise you to read this exciting and very emotional novel!
Garry Ocean
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great novel that I would highly recommend. I have read many books on the subject of the Russian Revolution, but none from the viewpoint of a person who truly understand the nature and the way of thoughts of both sides, the communists and their adversaries.

I cared deeply about the characters, and I was engaged so much that I missed my bus stop which had never happened before.
AnnaB
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brought some "aha" moments for me... Well written
Roy Sawyer
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one superbly imaginative work by Elvira Baryakina. Couldn't put it down!
Taras Karpyak
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so impressed
John A.
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found it a little repetitive , while it was accurate in telling us the facts and the situation back then , and, as it sadly keeps repeating itself in Cuba, Venezuela, and other "Socialist"/Communist countries today, I found myself skipping a lot of "filler" repetitive paragraphs to get to the plot of what was going to happen to the main characters.

The denouement, was a cop out to make you buy another book , but I won't , because I fear I would have to wade through more of the same, which is
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kris
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-books
I enjoyed learning about this time in Russian history through the lives of Nina, Klim and the others. The flow of the book was variable - some interesting (I can't put it) and some very slow (when will this end) sections. It was translated from Russian, so that may account for some of the slower parts. Some words don't seem to be translated correctly and the punctuation is not great. Overall, it's worth reading if you want to know how it feels to have your government overthrown.
I'm not sure
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Ellina Nickell
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is another great work by Elvira Baryakina! I enjoyed reading some of her other books and now I bought Russian Treasures. This book is written on the same high level of quality and as addictive. I love the characters and would like to meet them again. It is a beautiful historic piece and a beautiful story at the same time. I am glad that it translated into English well and now more people can enjoy it.
Anita P
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth Reading

This novel begins begins by introducing the characters and then weaves them into a compelling story that demonstrates the complexity and brutality of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Carol
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The overall portrayal of the time during the revolution and intervention is very good. Anyone with an interest in this time will enjoy the observations of the events told from the perspective of the characters. The plot is engaging, too.
Trisha
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasant. Kind of paperback romance but still interesting.
Elena Loskutova
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Мне понравилось! Много нового открыла для себя, автор явно изучил тему, за что большое спасибо!
Suzanne Moraz
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story. What I liked was the background of the Russian Revolution. What was hard was dealing with the main characters. It was like one step forward two steps back and after awhile I grew tired of their trials and tribulations. I will probably read the next one but I'm not quite ready for another round of Klim!
Elaine Aspegren
rated it it was ok
Sep 04, 2019
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My name is Elvira Baryakina, and I write historical novels set in the first half of the 20th century.

Whenever I discover a fascinating new topic, I find myself on a journey leading me to places as disparate as Moscow, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Los Angeles.

My goal is to collect small fragments of stories that have been scattered across different countries and reconstruct a chain of neglected
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