In High Society

Vissarion Sisnev


A highly refined portrait of the Soviet political elite and their children from the fifties through the eighties. The author who initially challenged this elite was sucked into it and swears to himself to unmask their true faces! But the centripetal forces disarm his youthful zeal and he succumbs to the inertia of the dreary life and official duties.

Sisnev is a veteran and seasoned author who tackles the university class of 1948 at the prestigious School of International Affairs, at Moscow University which was reserved to the “Golden Youth” of the Soviet Union. Their divergent lives through the end of the 80s, become the tapestry of this most memorable novel. “It is a novel to be read and reread”.

527 pages