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Molotov's Magic Lantern

A Journey in Russian History

Molotov's Magic Lantern( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Polonsky, Rachel
ISBN:978-0-571-23781-4
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

When Rachel Polonsky went to live in Moscow, she found an apartment block in Romanov Street, once a residence of the Soviet elite. One of those ghostly neighbours was Stalin's henchman Vyacheslav Molotov. In his former apartment, Rachel Polonsky discovered his library and an old magic lantern. Molotov - ruthless apparatchik, participant in the collectivizations and the Great Purge - was also an ardent bibliophile.

Molotov's library and his magic lantern became the prisms...
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