This book retells the classical Russian fairy tale of The Fisherman and the Goldfish in a new modern version in which the Russian president Vladimir Putin catches a goldfish and eventually makes megalomaniac wishes to it. Wishes that could shock even a very good-hearted creature in the sea. The author mocks the aggressive foreign policy of the current Russian president Putin in a funny and witty way that will make you laugh loudly, especially if you love political satire. Yet, there is more than a grain of truth in this remake of the old Russian fairy tale, especially nowadays, when Putin is again in the spotlight. The author also managed to describe in a witty way the servile attitude of all people surrounding Putin.
The best thing about the book is that it describes the nature of Putin and his policies in a nutshell without getting into lengthy political analyses. What else can be better than learning about current Russia and its modern pseudo-czar by a funny satirical story that reveals the absurdity of Putin’s illusions?!