We present to your attention the third book of the «Family Album» series with the open novels «Aristonomy» and «Another Way». The title of the novel — «Happy Russia» — is intriguing in itself, but the fact that the action takes place in the not so distant 1937 attracts even more attention.
The form of presenting the material in the form of a family saga is not new, but in the case of the Family Album series, the author himself, his voice, his position, assessments and judgments are first revealed to the reader. He does not just tell us about the events of the past as a detached contemplator or storyteller. Before us is Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili himself. We got the opportunity to touch the world of his views and values. This method makes the series bright and truly original. Grigory Shalvovich brings to us the precious quintessence of many years of analysis of the past and present. He unobtrusively pushes us slowly and very thoughtfully to return to the analysis of events that we consider to be textbooks and to look at them with different eyes. So in «Aristonomy» and «Another Way» we had the opportunity to get in touch with the events of the revolution and civil war. In «Happy Russia» over the years of great terror. Is this how we live today? Wasn’t all the victims of past generations in vain? Has our long-suffering people found the same Path and is it real Happiness? But every family, Grigory Shalvovich reminds us, has its own saga, its own chronicle with pages that reflect the records of those years. After listening to the audiobook, you will certainly want to flip through your family album again, ask yourself the question: what records are stored in the archives of your family’s memory.
— Stalin’s speech to the Stakhanovites in 1935. About the Crisis.
— Voroshilov March 1939 newsreel
— Sedyakina M.P. “Speech of a simple Soviet woman delivered at a meeting of voters in the Stalin district of Moscow on January 11, 1937.
— Speech by Mikoyan on the 20th anniversary of the Cheka of the OGPU NKVD 1937
— Speech by I. Dunaevsky at the meeting in 1937
— Vyshinsky’s speech at the trial of Bukharin in 1937
— Radio station RV1 them. Comintern — New 1938.
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