It All Started With Gogol: Scenes From Life In Russia

Unusual Experiences In The Soviet Union

By Thomas L. Aman


Despite Soviet attempts to rigidly control all aspects of its citizens’ lives, people would occasionally escape these constraints and display a wit and creativity that produced delightful interludes in a bleak, predictable environment.


For some twenty-five years Thomas L. Aman travelled and worked in countries of the former Soviet Union. He shares his extraordinary experiences and sheds light on the true Russian nature in It All Started With Gogol: Scenes From Life In Russia.