Dosha: Flight of the Russian Gypsies

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Wilderness House Press, 2010 - Fiction - 354 pages
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In 1956 Khrushchevs Thaw triggers the Hungarian Revolution and upheaval in the Soviet Empire. During Khrushchevs first state visit to Helsinki, Dosha, star rider of the Soviet Dressage Team and her horse defect with the help of local Gypsies. The novel follows the life of Dosha, a Gypsy in disguise. It offers unique insight into the tribal life of nomadic Gypsies, who under Stalin joined partisans fighting Nazi invaders, only to face entrapment during Khrushchevs Thaw. By then Dosha and her talented circus horse have been drafted into the dressage team in Leningrad. Navigating political intrigue, narrowly escaping discovery by the KGB, she enters a love forbidden to Gypsy women. One goal remains uppermost in her mind leading her tribe and her horse to freedom in the West.

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Review: Dosha, Flight of the Russian Gypsies

User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this history of the Gypsies in Russia from the end of war with Germany through the end of the fifties. Beautiful story of the relationship of a young woman and her stallion, and their role in the Gypsy history. Hated to put it down. Read full review

Review: Dosha, Flight of the Russian Gypsies

User Review  - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this history of the Gypsies in Russia from the end of war with Germany through the end of the fifties. Beautiful story of the relationship of a young woman and her stallion, and their role in the Gypsy history. Hated to put it down. Read full review

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