Contrasts

Write 500 words on this topic. "Describe Kourdakov's use of contrasts to strengthen his narrative." Examples: Sunday afternoon's activities, or the meetings -- public and private -- where he got his award, or the leaders of the USSR vs. the leaders of the victims. Do you think these contrasts make his narrative more powerful?

Kourdakov’s Choices

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: "Describe the choices that led him to the failed assignment." Possible topics: Army vs. Navy, Lenin prayer vs. the slave labor city, joining a crime syndicate vs. staying clean, telling the truth about suicide vs. telling a lie.