Monday, October 17, 2011
quick link: 12 Who Don't Agree: The battle for freedom in Putin's Russia, by Valery Panyushkin
Europa Editions, 2011
originally published as 12 nesolasnych, 2008
translated by Marian Schwartz
Well, this was an oops. I didn't realize until I bought this book that it was nonfiction, but as it turns out, I started reading and couldn't put it down. The subtitle for this book says it all. The author features 11 people (with himself as #12) whose courage and determination for change led to a movement against the increasingly repressive measures of the Russian government. In this time of global spring, including our own Occupy Wall Street Movement, the book is extremely relevant. Considering the politics involved, it was an intense read. You can find my thinking about this book here. Highly recommended.