“I sat down on the edge of the couch. The Radiotechnika radiola was playing music, something non-Russian. Vova poured the rest of the wine into the glasses – there turned out to be just a bit left — and they drank up. I was sorry Igor had interfered, and that they didn’t give me any wine. I wanted to try it.”
From “Little Brother” by Vladimir Kozlov, translated from the Russian by Andrea Gregovich.
You can read more about Kozlov and his work, including his novel Voina (War), on his website.
About the novel: “In an unnamed big Russian city, a radical terrorist group is formed. It consists of people of various ages, ideologies and views, including leftist anarchists, a right-wing nationalist, a former mafia hitman and a university student. What unites them all is their desire “to do something” and hatred for the police, which becomes the main target of terrorist attacks.” Full text here.
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Photo – Russian book cover of Voina (War)