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EuroSibEnergo publishes a new book as part of the Kind Light Library social project

As part of the Kind Light Library social project, EuroSibEnergo has published a new book: a novella by a well-known Siberian author Dmitry Sergeev titled "Testament of the Stone Age".

The book belongs to the genre of social science fiction. The novella was first published in the 1970s; its protagonist, a geologist by the name of Olenev, is buried under an avalanche on Earth and regains consciousness 30 million years later in hospital on a planet named Zemter. The author portrays a society of the future where humanity has been enslaved by machines and where everyone has identical homes and identical artificially made food and people even have identical faces. Olenev becomes a citizen of Zemter, but he continues an investigation into his "past".

Dmitry Sergeev was born in Irkutsk in 1922. He fought in the war as part of the 1st Belorussian Front from 1943 until the end of the war. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War (second class), the Medal for Battle Merit and the Medal for the Capture of Berlin. In 1946 he joined a geological expedition. He worked for twenty years as a member of prospecting crews; during this time, he travelled extensively across Siberia by various means of transport and on foot.

He is famous first and foremost for his war-themed books. His best-known works include novellas such as "In Nineteen Forty-Two", "Behind the Front Line", "A Diversion", and a novel titled "The Reserve Regiment". Many of Dmitry Sergeev's works, including the novella "Testament of the Stone Age", are targeted at children and teenagers.

The novella has been published by the VostSibkniga publishing house in partnership with the Irkutsk regional branch of the Russian Children's Fund. Copies of the book will be sent to municipal libraries, social institutions and orphanages in all operating regions of EuroSibEnergo.

"Testament of the Stone Age" has become the fifth book published as part of the Kind Light Library social project run by EuroSibEnergo.

Vyacheslav Solomin, CEO of EuroSibEnergo: "The Kind Light Library is a special social project run by EuroSibEnergo. Books that we publish and donate to libraries and orphanages instill a sense of pride and respect for the motherland in young readers, promoting love, patriotism and the best moral qualities. This is how we see the future generation of Russian people, and we seek to contribute to fostering the right values."

 

Press service of JSC EuroSibEnergo

May 26, 2016
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