New York Times editors' choice.Named a Best Book of 2018 by Bookforum, Nylon, Esquire, and Vulture."This artful and autumnal novel, published in high summer, is a gift to those who wish to receive it." (Dwight Garner, The New York Times)"Hilarious, heartbreaking...A Terrible Country may be one of the best books you'll read this year." (Ann Levin, Associated Press)"The funniest work of fiction I've read this year." (Christian Lorentzen, Vulture.com)A literary triumph about Russia, family, love, and loyalty - the first novel in 10 years from a founding editor of n+1 and author of All the Sad Young Literary MenWhen Andrei Kaplan’s older brother, Dima, insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It’s the summer of 2008, and his bank account is running dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. So Andrei sublets his room in Brooklyn, packs up his hockey stuff, and moves into the apartment that Stalin himself had given his grandmother, a woman who has outlived her husband and most of her friends. She survived the dark days of communism and witnessed Russia’s violent capitalist transformation, during which she lost her beloved dacha. She welcomes Andrei into her home, even if she can’t always remember who he is.Andrei learns to navigate Putin’s Moscow, still the city of his birth but with more expensive coffee. He looks after his elderly - but surprisingly sharp! - grandmother, finds a place to play hockey, a café to send emails, and eventually some friends, including a beau 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004005/bk_peng_004005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vadim Sharifijanov is a professional ice hockey right winger who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League. He currently plays in the Vysshaya Liga, or Russian 2nd division, with Torpedo Nizhny Tagil. Sharifijanov burst onto to the international hockey scene in 1992, when he was named a tournament all-star after scoring 8 goals in 6 games at the European U18 Championships at the age of only 16. After two solid seasons with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Russian Super League, he was selected in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He spent one more year in Russia with HC CSKA Moscow before coming to North America, and also turned in a stellar performance at the 1995 World Junior Championships, recording 10 points in 7 games.
The Kontinental Hockey League is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe. The title of Champion of Russia, regardless of the nationality of the club, the KHL champion title and the Gagarin Cup, named after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, are awarded annually to the league champion, following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season. Two teams from the KHL were guaranteed qualification into the Champions Hockey League season. The league was formed in 2008 from a predecessor organization, the Russian Superleague. The RSL, in turn, was a successor to the Soviet Championship League, which was founded in 1946 with only five teams. The KHL began its operations with 24 teams, 21 of which are based in the Russian Federation with the remaining 3 located in Belarus, Latvia, and Kazakhstan.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Radek Fiala (born February 9 1986 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey goaltender playing for HC Litvínov, in the Czech Extraliga. He won the rookie of the year award in the Czech Extraliga during the 2005-06 season. Ice hockey (frequently simply called hockey in countries where it is the most popular form of hockey) is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a puck into the opposing team's goal. It is a fast-paced physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover, such as Canada, the northern United States, the Nordic countries (especially Sweden and Finland), Russia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Russia men's national water polo team is the representative for Russia in international men's water polo. Water polo is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals. Gameplay involves swimming, players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing into a net defended by a goalie. Water polo, therefore, has strong similarities to the land-based game of team handball. The frequency of 'man-up' (or 'power play') situations also draws comparisons with Ice hockey.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vadim Khomitsky is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for HC Atlant Moscow Oblast in the Kontinental Hockey League. Khomitsky was drafted 123rd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars. He spent four seasons with CSKA Moscow before signing with the Stars organization. He played 16 games over two seasons for the Iowa Stars in the American Hockey League, spliting his time in Russia with Khimik Mytishchi.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! NHL 97 took the graphics even further ahead, using a full 3D engine, with motion captured polygonal players (PlayStation/Saturn versions only, the Mega Drive and SNES versions retained similar graphical values to previous games, but with further enhanced animations). Each goaltender has his own custom-painted mask and the original artwork can be seen inside the game with a special "Goalie Mask Viewer". NHL 97 also introduces play-by-play commentary, provided by well-known announcer Jim Hughson. For the first time since EA Hockey, national teams were added, but only Canada, the United States, and Russia have their own teams while the other two are selections of the best European players. NHL 97 introduced a skills competition, allowing the user to pick players to compete in drills such as hardest shot, goalie 2 on 0, and accuracy shooting, among others.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vyacheslav Anisin (born July 11, 1951) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League.Anisin played for HC CSKA Moscow, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, and HC Spartak Moscow. He also played for the Soviet team during the 1972 Summit Series against Canada. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. He was born in Moscow, Russia.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Viacheslav "Slava" Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian: ( ) , Vja eslav (Slava) Aleksandrovi Fetisov, born April 20, 1958, in Moscow, Soviet Union, now Russia) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman. He played for HC CSKA Moscow for 11 seasons before joining the National Hockey League (NHL), where he played with the New Jersey Devils and won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. Fetisov was instrumental in breaking the barrier that stopped Soviet players from joining the NHL.