Ardabiola Author:Yevgeny Yevtushenko Moscow is having some troubles.... It is plagued by chain-wielding, skin-head muggers, drowning in vodka orgies, and obsessed with American blue jeans. And amidst this oppressive urban madness lives the young scientist, Ardabiev. — He has discovered Ardabiola, the cure for cancer. But before he can present his miracle to mankind, he is assailed b... more »y thieves who steal his pants, clobber his head, and destroy his memory.
It is a cruel joke on the world, a personal disaster for Ardabiev, and the beginning of his crazy journey from despair to the renewed hope that resides in... Ardabiola.« less