Launched October 23, 2019! Five-star rating!
Fourteen-year old Irina Kotova’s comfortable life as a promising violinist collapses in sync with the demise of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Her father is killed in a bar fight and her ailing mother is hauled off to jail without explanation. Now considered an orphan, Irina is forced to live in a state-run boarding school—the place where Russia’s throwaway kids are abandoned and forgotten.More info →