Few comments by Ulas Ergin on Java, Russia, travel, arts, books, movies, music...
07 September 2009
Ben Bir Isik Ariyordum(1962)
Memoirs of a Kazan Turk born in today's Tataristan.The memoirs start during the Civil War era, just before the revolution, he went thought very troubling times... you might read this book as a thriller, an adventure book.
What is interesting is todays politically corrupted Russia, being able to solve all problems by offering money to the officials existed long before Soviet days...it is not a side effect/remains of Soviet system but Russian way of doing things:)