Meet the Authors
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Dancing on Thin Ice: Travails of a Russian Dissenter
Arkady Polishchuk (b. 1930) colorfully narrates his evolution as a dissenter and work on behalf of persecuted Christians in 1970s USSR. As an editor at “Asia and Africa Today,” where all foreign correspondents were KGB operatives, he possessed dangerous “state secrets.” Through the course of his memoir, we are along with Polishchuk as he covers an anti-Semitic show trial, writes samizdat, is jailed, beaten, surveilled, collaborates with refuseniks and smuggles eyewitness testimony to the West.