A vast, complicated country whose leadership, and its actions, continues to divide public opinion – both and home and abroad. But Russia is more than just one man’s worldview, as these books illustrate.
Fleeing the racism of the American South, Frederick Thomas headed to New York City to train as a singer, and work as a valet. He eventually settled in Moscow, where he became a rich nightclub impresario. This is his inspiring story.
After closing the state university to counter student unrest, the governor of St Petersburg receives a death threat at his summer residence. Deeply concerned, his wife employs a bodyguard called Lju. But Lju sympathizes with the students...and the students are plotting an assassination.