Oleg Atbashian

Oleg Atbashian is an author, essayist, satirist, and graphic artist from the former USSR. Born and raised in Ukraine, he grew up believing in Communism and at one time worked as a propaganda artist, creating visual agitation and propaganda for the local Party committee in a Siberian town. He became disillusioned with the corruption and the hypocrisy of the socialist system and emigrated to the United States in 1994. His writings present a view of America and the world through the prism of his Soviet experience. Atbashian describes his ideology as "classical liberalism." He is the author of Shakedown Socialism, of which David Horowitz wrote, "I hope everyone reads this book." He is also the creator of a satirical website ThePeoplesCube.com. His essays and satires have been translated into many languages and his graphics reproduced in various publications around the world.

Articles by Oleg Atbashian