Valentina was raised in the Russian imperial capital of Saint Petersburg. The daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest, she experienced many dangers during the Russian revolution and the civil war. She finally left her native land of Russia and began a long and arduous journey across continents… Follow her odyssey and unfold a true story of courage and determination.
"I have just finished Valentina in one sitting. It weaves a compelling tale of familial resilience and historical vicissitudes. Instructive and entertaining, it captured me from the first page to the last.
The odyssey the author so ably accounts forms a circle of fates both tragic and happy between and among four generations. As a memoir, it has no analogue."
- Dr. John Stephan
Russian History Professor Emeritus University of Hawaii