more-inThe Football World Cup 2018 kicked off on June 14 with headlines such as, “Russia lifts the iron curtain”. By the time he returned to Russia, in 1994, communist rule had collapsed, but he didn’t know whether to “celebrate or weep” because of the trauma still unfolding. After the former Soviet Union opened up, there have been many writers bringing us voices from Russia. In 1993, David Remnick, The New Yorker editor who had been posted in Russia as a reporter for The Washington Post, wrote about the collapse of the Soviet Union in Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. In 2013, Svetlana Alexievich, who later won the Nobel Prize, did the same in Secondhand Time, recounting the history of communism’s demise through voices who lived through it.
Source: The Hindu June 17, 2018 18:45 UTC