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Journey from Russia

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572 pages9 hours

Summary

“Journey from Russia” is the fascinating love story of Polina, a Russian girl growing up in Moscow in the family of a prominent Soviet scientist and airplane designer. The author presents a gallery of interesting people from the Russian elite during the political and social turbulence following the Second World War.
Many episodes from Polina’s adult years capture the evolving character of the Soviet Union between 1954-1979.
Polina’s personal and romantic entanglements serve as a common thread throughout the story. Young, shy and uncertain, Polina meets Andrey, a medical scientist, and she unexpectedly finds marriage and happiness with him.
Her dream for freedom finally leads her to America. What she experiences after that is the difficult time of adjustment and her discovery of a new inner strength that helps her to adapt to her new life. She looks at the wonder around her and realizes that her own adventure has just begun”
“Journey from Russia” is about a strong, optimistic woman’s struggle for success despite many failures and disappointments. Even when Andrey’s death leaves her grieving and major financial losses engulf her, Polina’s spirit endures.
Polina’s hard work and optimism help her to regain success and start a new happy life with the man that she eventually meets in America.
“Journey from Russia” is a fictionalized account of the author’s personal experience. Different episodes and historical accounts, presenting the facts from Russian intriguing past, cannot compare with the rendering of a real warm heart of a Russian woman. While the protagonist’s name is fictional, the author has retained the real names of many other characters.

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