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"The World Is Full of Kooks and Some of Them Are Us", by Pyotr Patrushev

©Pyotr Patrushev, 2002

Pyotr Patrushev was born in Russia, Western Siberia, in 1942. In 1962 he had to escape from Russia faced with government persecution for his anti-war views. As a former college swimmer, he was able to cross a dangerous and closely guarded part of the Black Sea to Turkey. After his escape he was sentenced to death on charges of high treason and put on the KGB wanted list.

In the West, he worked as a journalist and translator in England, the US and Germany. He now lives near Sydney, Australia, with his wife and son. Pyotr Patrushev is a Sydney-based freelance writer and translator.

See also Patrushev's article "A Fatherless Land"
entered before July 9, 2006

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