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Confessions of a Soviet alcoholic

In 1969, homeless Russian alcoholic Venedikt Yerofeev wrote a hugely popular book giving voice to a generation of intellectuals unable to fit into Soviet society.

In 1969, homeless Russian alcoholic Venedikt Yerofeev wrote a hugely popular book which was passed illegally from person to person. The book gave voice to a generation of Soviet intellectuals who were unable to fit into mainstream Soviet society. The author's friend poet Olga Sedakova shared her memories with Dina Newman.

Photo: Venedikt Yerofeev. Credit: Olga Sedakova archive.

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