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The Prisoner

Vladimir Pereverzin / Sean Barrett
Vladimir Pereverzin's Kafkaesque story is vividly told in this skilful translation of his shocking but also wryly humorous and ultimately uplifting memoir published originally in Russian in 2013. It is the true story of how an ordinary man's life was torn apart by the Kremlin. One day Vladimir was a senior manager in Yukos an oil and gas company based in Moscow enjoying the good life; the next he was plunged into the nightmarish world of Russia's notoriously brutal prisons and penal colonies including some in which political prisoner Alexei Navalny has been and continues to be held. His 'crime' was to have refused to give false evidence against Yukos owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky. For this Pereverzin was sentenced to a lengthy and harsh incarceration. As Russia has adopted new laws to punish people for sharing information about its ongoing 'special operation' in Ukraine Vladimir's striking memoir has become more relevant than ever.

  • Published by Boldwood
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 28th March 2024
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 34 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781802472578