Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States

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Author Serguei Blinov grew up in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as the son of an engineer and a high school history teacher. Early on in life, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. He also met the love of his life, Lioudmila Vertiasheva. She graduated before him as a pediatric medical doctor before getting a job at a maternity hospital. Soon thereafter, Blinov also found himself working in medicine. In this, his memoir, Blinov recalls the hard work it took for him to succeed, the good times, and the bada€”as well as what led him and his family to the United States of America. His honest assessment of life in both the Soviet Union and the United States showcases cultural differences and the positives and negatives of communism and capitalism. If youa€™re interested in learning more about the former Soviet Union and what life there was really like, this personal narrative offers firsthand accounts of villages, agriculture, the educational system, and everyday life. Whata€™s more, Blinov relives his experiences from his first memory to the present, recounting in great detail each event that shaped him into the man he is today.a€œI can still sell you my garage, but only for 5, 000 rubles, a€ he told me. ... I found a guy who was willing to dig a hole in my garage so I could fix my car if something happened. ... We decided we didna#39;t need this trash for so much money, and left.

Title:Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States
Author:Serguei Blinov
Publisher:iUniverse - 2013-11-27


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