Baltic Winds: Testimony of a Soviet Attorney
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 people—this 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.