Oleg Kashin, formerly a special correspondent and blogger for the Russian daily newspaper and media company Kommersant, is well known for his bold reporting on Russian politics and business. Kashin was nearly beaten to death in 2010 over his political reporting. Kashin now travels to Russia frequently and occasionally writes on Russian affairs, but resides in Switzerland with his wife. Kashin was a Paul Klebnikov Civil Society Fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute in 2012.
Restless will publish Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life under Putin in Fall 2015.
by Oleg Kashin
Translated from the Russian by Will Evans
Introduction by Max Seddon
The forces of science, human error, and power run amok collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor-sharp political satire about Putin’s Russia, from one of the country’s most fearless journalists.
"A brisk read that will nevertheless leave one with a disquieting picture of contemporary life in that cursed country.… The book is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of a country whose demons rarely pause in tormenting its populace.”
Paperback List Price: $14.99 • ISBN: 9781632060396 • Publication: 1/12/16 • 5” x 7-1/8” • 224 pages • Fiction: Satire / Russian Literature • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99