Lars Trägårdh, Professor and Author
Sill i päls HARD COVER
20 år i Putins skugga
Will be published May 7, 2020.
Instead, Kristoffer Lieng, journalist and Russophile, shares his insights about everything unimportant: what it is like working for Russian media, the sensation of travelling by Lada, and the joy of happy minor. He tells us why you can’t take out your trash on your way out, the experience of being treated in a Russian hospital and how to appreciate meat salads. We learn about the Russian language and its language policies, cars, housing, and everyday corruption.
Already as a child, Kristoffer dreamt of Russia, but his mother said no and sent her son to France instead, hoping he would recover. But it took only one year before he found himself in Moscow, singing Russian songs with a French accent. There was no way going back. A Russian person would say it’s fate. A Swedish person, bad luck.
Kristoffer Lieng has been active in both the Russian media and Russian universities as long as Putin has been in power. Sill i päls gives a loving and humorous insight into the Russia of the people, as it is never portrayed in the news.