Reviews | Richard Yatzeck

Reviews for Russia in Private

5 stars. “As intimate and almost voyeuristic glimpse into the Russian soul told through first person stories. Well written.” – Diana Belchase for NetGalley


“Richard Yatzeck is an American academic who has visited the Soviet Union and now Russia with his students over many decades and thus has a wealth of impressions and insights to share with the reader. His is inevitably a personal view, but nonetheless he offers an insight into how life was before the Soviet Union broke up and in which ways it is different – and yet somehow always the same – now. I found much that I recognised in his account, and recommend the book to anyone wishing to find out more of this most enigmatic of countries.” – Mandy Jenkinson for NetGalley