“What might save us, me and you
Is if the #Russians love their children too”
I really grew up scared to be in the middle of a war between the super powers. Sting‘s lyrics felt so true to me. Of course the Cold War became the subject of many spy novels too. I had to read this one for the list of #1001books and it was, unexpectedly, very good!
This nonfiction behemoth is coming up on my TBR soon. I see @Billypar had some good things to say so I think I will be able to get through it! I have two important people in my life from ex USSR countries - one of whom has been sharp with me about how little everyone in NZ knows about Russia and Eastern Europe - she‘s 6 foot 2 and practically an ice goddess so i think I better get onto reading it!
“[T]he reason I‘d liked Boris and felt happy around him from almost the moment I‘d met him was that he was never afraid. You didn‘t meet many people who moved freely through the world with such a vigorous contempt for it and at the same time such oddball and unthwartable faith in what, in childhood, he had liked to call ‘the Planet of Earth‘.”
#WanderingJune | 12: #Russians
📷: Made with Typorama
This memoir is a good mix of history, along with what #Russians ate in the twentieth through twenty-first century. Books about food and food trends always interest me. I read this one a couple of years ago for my virtual foodie book club and paired it with Okroshka (a Russian cold kefir soup) and my take on a buterbrodi (a Russian open-faced sandwich).