New book Highlights the Cultural Differences of The Soviet Society and America

A Collection of Personal Stories Highlight the Cultural Differences of The Soviet Society and America. True Life Accounts of the Past 50 Years Bring a Different Reality Into View.
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Dec. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Author Vladimir Shvartsman, born in Siberia during the 1950’s, later moving to America and living here has a unique perspective on the social and cultural differences of our two types of society.  His first-hand stories, some rather comical and  by all means “foreign” to Americans, are gathered in a collection in his work, thoughts, philosophy and even art assembled over a lifetime of prolific writing in his book How to Paint Chickens and Other Stories.

“Half of my life, I lived in USSR ruled by Bolshevik dictatorship,” said Vladimir Shvartsman.  “Many die-hard ideologists are vigorously resisting calling it a socialistic country and preferring to characterize it as a various form of State capitalism.”   His upbringing was quite different from those in the US, as he points out the Soviet society was, “a government pretending to pay us for work that we pretended to do.”   So out of this poor existence people needed to supplement their income for survival in such harsh environmental conditions.  Vladimir was in charge of keeping the family’s chickens safe during the summer months.  Having found a way to differentiate his chickens from others, he painted them for identification purposes.  This comical collection of stories forms a basis for his cultural dichotomization of Russian and American societies, written in a way the wisdom can only be gained by living though the experiences.

From his roots in the most remote part of the Soviet Union, his settled down to Louisville, Kentucky. “It may be difficult to believe that I settled in Louisville KY because of stories written by James Fennimore Cooper,” said Vladimir. “After living Russia, my wife and I were directed to Rome, Italy where we waited for a travel permit. A caseworker offered us Louisville for settlement. The name of the city was a strange and I would reject it if not recalling stories out of his books, how local people were fishing in river Ohio and hunting in a local forest. I felt settling in Louisville would be as good as coming to my hometown and I agreed with the offer.”

More on the author can be viewed on his website:  You can also purchase Vladimir A Shvartsman book on Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vladimir A. Shvartsman, the man who knows lives of reclusive, having equally long lived (30 + 30) in Russia and America. A revelation in his understanding that a government afraid of strong and individual thinkers pushed him out of Russia in 1977 for searching for freedom on the West and so he settled in USA. In Russia, the government-monopolized politics was the threat to individual freedom. His new motherland has fulfilled his dreams and let his creativity flourish. He has never believed that someone would be his nanny and guide him to the top. He keeps working, achieving great deeds, climbing step by step to the top, contributing to this Greatest of Nations.

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