Books set in the Former Soviet Union

Interested in how people lived in the USSR? Want to get beyond the stereotypes of queues, shortages and Siberian labour camps and read about the human side of the Soviet experience? These books show us the real story about love, work, holidays, food, childhood, family relationships, and countless other human experiences under communism.
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message 1: by Pat (new)

Pat Schakelvoort Yugoslavia wasn't part of the Soviet Union.


message 2: by Tytti (new)

Tytti Pat wrote: "Yugoslavia wasn't part of the Soviet Union."

Yeah, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed is by a Croatian writer.


message 3: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Hill Nikolai Gogol died decades before the Soviet Union was formed.


SmychkaMayakovsky Who made this list? It is nearly entirely made up of Ukrainian reactionary shit and some of it is totally anachronistic and then there's Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Ayn Rand! This list needs to be burned.


message 5: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Hill SmychkaMayakovsky wrote: "Who made this list? It is nearly entirely made up of Ukrainian reactionary shit and some of it is totally anachronistic and then there's Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Ayn Rand! This list needs to be b..."

Anyone can add books to this list.


SmychkaMayakovsky Stuart wrote: "SmychkaMayakovsky wrote: "Who made this list? It is nearly entirely made up of Ukrainian reactionary shit and some of it is totally anachronistic and then there's Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Ayn Ran..."

Well can I remove books from this list then?


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