|A member of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Stal wearing a Darth Vader mask participates in a rally in downtown Moscow, in December. (Associated Press)|
From a new generation of writers, the real Russia
Recently, I got a chance to meet four young prize-winning Russian authors on a tour of the East Coast. They are the first generation of writers who never knew the Cold War; who feel no nostalgia for the lost Soviet Empire; who grew up with everything possible and nothing guaranteed. Their stories give a glimpse of the real Russia.