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Fifty Russian Winters – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Fifty Russian Winters: An American Woman’s Life in the Soviet Union by Margaret Wettlin

Led by Marie Grubisich, TMORA Docent

A gripping account of Soviet life as experienced by an American who lived for 50 years on an absolutely equal basis with Russians. Packed with details of everyday life from giving birth in a Soviet hospital to living in a Moscow communal apartment. Forced to give up her American citizenship during Stalin’s reign, Wettlin was coerced into becoming an informant for the KGB. She describes what Russia was like during and after World War II, her travels from the Baltic states to Siberia, Outer Mongolia, Leningrad, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Her mesmerizing book offers a background for understanding Soviet events that molded the Russian mind–from revolutionary enthusiasm to a complete repudiation of communism.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10:30am |  The Museum of Russian Art

Exclusive to Members of The Museum of Russian Art, this series is a small group book discussion group led by a different docent each month. Read up with us, and join in the fun!  All books available in The IZBA Gift Shop at The Museum of Russian Art.

This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Advanced registration is recommended.  

Please meet in the IZBA gift shop at 10:15am to check in.  Tea and discussion will begin at 10:30am.


Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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