Borders Up!: Eastern Europe through the bottom of a glass by Vitali Vitaliev PDF

By Vitali Vitaliev

One might suppose that with the cave in of Communism, East Europeans could drink less than sooner than. A democratic society may still absolutely manage to offer many extra technique of break out than alcohol – books, unfastened press, international commute and the cornucopia of customer goods.

The truth, besides the fact that, is particularly varied; ingesting within the post-communist jap Europe has elevated dramatically because the fall of the Berlin Wall, and many of the new democracies of Europe got here most sensible of the checklist of the world’s fastest-growing countries following the autumn of the iron curtain. twist of fate? Paradox? Curious old aberration? Or a logical results of years of social turmoil, lies and double criteria that experience created a vacuum in people’s souls, a religious vacancy which spirits by myself can fill?

Vitali Vitaliev spent 11 months attempting to solution those questions traveling round jap and significant Europe, a trip via beverages – vodka and beer, palinka and slivovitz, zubrovka and Riesling, Tokaji and cabernet sauvignon. the result's this booklet: a pointy and sardonic travelogue that's either informative and intensely, very funny.

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