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Many of the upheavals in Captain Dikshtein a Fantastic Narrative and in Est-Ouest are rather similar although they each take place at different times during this last century The reader can assume that some upheavals did happen just not during the time frame of the story A huge upheaval of Est-Ouest is moving back to Russia Sergei and Marie especially had a rather difficult time moving back They were promised opportunity amongst other things and surely expected freedom at least as it was in France But when they arrived it was surely different and especially difficult for Marie In fact while they were moving a couple of their acquaintances from the boat were shot at Odessa right off of the ship This was surely a surprise to them and an upheaval While still in Odessa Marie and Sergei were basically tortured Marie was even hit several times and her French passport was torn upshe was there for good Assimilations into another country is hard and especially hard when it is so different from what you left behind This assimilation meant a change in culture and language of course but also of climate and another major upheaval a change in government They lived in a type of apartment which was really knew to Marie It was small and cramped with only one room for your family and the laundry and kitchen had to be used at a certain time it was shared She was not used to the food in Russia and had not spoken Russian ever Although they lived in Kiev which was in the southern part of Russia it was still colder there than it was in France The change in government was probably hardest thing to deal with because the government controlled everything else In France she felt more free She could do what she wanted to do she could go where she wanted to go She could speak In Russia because
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