Dust and Ashes

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Dust and Ashes
AuthorAnatoly Rybakov
Original titleПрах и пепел
CountrySoviet Union, Russia
SeriesChildren of the Arbat
PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
Publication date
Published in English
Preceded byFear 

Dust and Ashes (Russian: Прах и пепел) is a novel by Anatoly Rybakov that recounts the era in the Soviet Union of the build-up to the 'Congress of the Victors' (26 January - 10 February 1934), the early years of the second Five Year Plan and the (supposed) circumstances of the murder of Sergey Kirov prior to the beginning of the Great Purge, the years from 1936 to 1938. It is the third book of the trilogy, preceded by Children of the Arbat and Fear.[1]


  1. ^ Brookfield, James (2012). "Soviet writer Anatoly Rybakov dies at age 87". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 7 March 2012.