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By: Mila Jones

From Communist To Capitalist

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Born in Russia in the time of Stalin, growing up in the prime Soviet years, suffering during the corrupt early capitalist period of Glasnost and Yeltsin and finally finding her way to England, Mila Jones's From Communist to Capitalist is a fascinating look at two entirely different worlds. Veiled behind spy books and minus fifty-degree blizzards Communist Russia was always a place to be feared in the West. But in Mila's account we see hard work, ambition, education and love in exactly the same measure. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the book is the onset of capitalism during the Gorbachev years when all the fledgling entrepreneurs surfaced and inevitably some branched into crime.Moving from Russia to the UK was a precarious time for Mila and the fact that she achieved her wish is a testament to her determination to succeed.

This is the true story of a woman's will to succeed and overcome all obstacles to find a better life.

Born and educated in USSR, she qualified as a Geodesic Engineer and then, after obtaining a degree in law, worked for the communist party in Siberia for 20 years.

During this time she worked her way up the party hierarchy to the level of "nomenklatura" (senior position), all the while enduring the hostile environment of the Siberian Frontier.

Eventually with the breakup of the U.S.S.R., and after establishing several businesses, she realised that the only hope for a better life was to emigrate. She met and married an Englishman and moved to the UK experiencing all the problems of learning a new language at the age of 53 and adapting to a very different culture.


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