Samson and Nadezhda

  • Andrei Kurkov
  • Literature

In 1919, after the revolution, there is civil war in Ukraine. The Bolsheviks have conquered Kiev, but not yet under control. People live in constant fear and uncertainty. After young Samson loses his entire family, he accidentally falls into the police service of the new state power, where he investigates a murder case. And he falls in love: with Nadezhda, an ardent Bolshevik.

Andrei Kurkov, born in St. Petersburg in 1961, has lived in Kiev since childhood. He is one of Ukraine’s most expressive literary voices, and has also worked as an editor, prison guard and cameraman. In international media he expresses himself decidedly on Europe and Ukraine. He analyzes: The crisis in Ukraine is actually a Russian crisis – Putin fears the desire for freedom, which could also spill over into Russia (SRF, March 2022).

Moderation: Dr. Bettina Kaibach

Language: German

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