English audio edition published by storybox/ Heraclon
Oleg Pavlov’s famous trilogy TALES FROM THE LAST DAYS is set at the end of the era of the Soviet Union, but they do paint a fundamental picture of the situation in the Russian army, a situation that has scarcely improved since the time of the Soviet Union. Death is ever present, and in the places of death life prevails. Anarchy and chance are the only means by which the individual can survive inside the strictly hierarchical structure. Those caught in this system are all weak and dejected, cruel and immune to suffering. The few moments of human warmth are seen as sheer happiness.