Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

Author(s): Nicolai Lilin


The only thing a worthy criminal takes from the cops is a beating, and even that he gives back, when the right moment comes. Siberian Education is the story of a tiny, tightly knit community of 'honest' and 'dishonest' criminals in Transnistria, a remote region between Moldovia and the Ukraine. This is a place with a strict code of honour, a complex hierarchy, and a deep distrust of outsiders - and especially police. Transgressions bring swift and severe retribution, and weapons are treated almost as religious icons. Nicolai Lilin's memoir is an account of a young boy growing up in a world that is strangely recognisable, yet unlike anything we have experienced. Controversial, brutally honest and sometimes disturbing, Siberian Education takes the reader to a place no writer had ever been. Trade paperback (UK) 464pp h230mm x w152mm

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General Fields

  • : 9781921656323
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nicolai Lilin
  • : Paperback
  • : 891.7
  • : 464