Where Bears Roam the Streets
By Jeff Parker | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Jeff Parker
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
In the summer of 2008, Jeff Parker went to Russia intending to write a book about the country's resurgence as a major global superpower under President and then Prime Minister (and now president again) Vladimir Putin, and about the emergence, for maybe the first time in history, of a Russian middle class and the sacrifices that had to be made to get there. But Russia squirms under the pressure of any attempt to pin it down. In the midst of social and financial upheaval, the more Parker sought answers, the more the questions kept coming: What was Russia? How did it work? How did people live? How could they eat kholodetz (meat jelly)?
Available from Harper Collins, 2014.