Baltic Winds: Testimony of a Soviet Attorney

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 30, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 577 pages

Baltic Winds, a nonfiction work, tells a life story of the prominent Soviet defense attorney, her family, friends, and clients. The narrative covers the period from the 1950s through the 90s and reflects lives of the characters on two continents, from Leningrad through Tallinn, Rome, and finally New York.

The first part of the book, Mothers and Children, presents life in Russia. It provides first-hand observation about people from different ethnic groups and reveals the abominable conditions they live in, the struggles women encounter in every day life, their status as second-class citizens, their numerous abortions, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.

The second part of the book, Years, People, Countries, takes the reader, along with the author through Europe to America. It shows how immigration and a teaching position in two universities again have brought the author close to peoplethis time Americans.

Baltic Winds is a heartfelt contribution of first-hand experience and information, which brings to light the as-yet uncovered truth.


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Being an ignorant American with little interest in politics, I did not know what President Reagan meant when he said “Evil Empire” or “get the Government off of our backs”. Simona explains it all in her book Baltic Winds. She also tells her own story about an intelligent, hard-working, ambitious person caught in a web of “Ignorance in Action” Goethe. Every sentence of the book is attention grabbing. Donavon Lee Favre, Patent Agent. 

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About the author (2002)

Simona Pipko was born in Moscow, USSR. A graduate of Leningrad Law School, she practiced law as a defense attorney for twenty-five years in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn Leaving behind her Communist husband in 1981, she immigrated to the United States with her two children. While living in New York City and teaching at the New School for Social Research and New York University, she wrote a series of articles for various publications, including The International Lawyer ABA, Law and National Security Intelligence Report. In 2002, Ms. Pipko published her first book Baltic Winds; Testimony of A Soviet Attorney. Xlibris, 2002.One of her readers, Director of the Center for Study of Popular Culture wrote: “Thank you for sending me your moving book. You are a very courageous woman . . .” David Horowitz In 2006 Ms. Pipko published her second book: The Russian Factor; From Cold War to Global Terrorism, Xlibris, 2006 Simona Pipko is the author of three books and twenty-nine articles published in the United States. She has been engaged in writings a series of articles under a general title: Soviet Socialism in the Twenty-first Century since 2010. The series is published by Red County South, under the name of Vera Berg, in the rubric of Colony Rabble.

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