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SashenkaBeautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family's ?lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under...SashenkaHistory, FictionBeautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family's ?lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under...2008-11-05Simon & Schuster
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Sashenka

Genre: History, Fiction; Author: Simon Montefiore; Status: In Season; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Beautiful Russian teen Sashenka rejects her privileged family’s ?lifestyle by becoming a revolution-era Bolshevik and, later, a dedicated Communist under Stalin. Then an affair sets off a chain of events that leads to her arrest. Sashenka’s youth is not as consuming as her adult life, ? but Simon Montefiore is more than adept at portraying the terror of Stalin’s rule with Sashenka, this sobering novel. B+

Originally posted November 5 2008 — 12:00 AM EST

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