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By Jana Bakunina

ISBN-10: 1788038878

ISBN-13: 9781788038874

In Bird’s Milk, Jana Bakunina tells the tale of her youth within the Soviet Union from the early days of perestroika to the cave in of the USSR, delivering a distinct perception into the lives of standard Russians. Bird’s Milk finds a interval of turbulent political and monetary alterations but additionally a heart-warming global of blini and pelmeni, weekends spent on the relations dacha and summer time camps at the Black Sea.

With her history in economics and finance, Jana Bakunina has a lot to assert concerning the present weather in Russia, yet she additionally tells a private tale, that includes Bulgakov and Tolstoy, her grandmother’s cooking and the Russian rock scene. Her formative years used to be in lots of methods conventional, yet with Gorbachev’s reforms and the next fall of the Soviet Union, new horizons opened up.

Bird's Milk is a story of turning out to be up, suffering to belong and make experience of what it potential to like one’s state, when being whatever of an intruder either at domestic and abroad.

"Bird’s Milk is an excellent evocation of a standard Russian youth in a city in the midst of the rustic – after which the non-public trip that grew to become a Russian right into a westerner. Jana Bakunina knows each side of what has been known as the “new chilly War”. this can be a memoir that is helping light up today’s world." Simon Kuper

"In the previous couple of many years, thousands of Russians left their fatherland for brand new lives within the West. all over, they confronted the problem of creating experience in their previous and adapting to a brand new lifestyle. In her soaking up and particular memoir, Jana Bakunina describes her trip from Soviet period Sverdlovsk, the proficient baby of an highbrow family members, to Oxford and the area of excessive finance in London. within the strategy, she displays correctly at the everlasting difficulties of id and values, talking not only for herself yet via her reviews for a complete generation.” David Satter

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