Vladimir Sorokin's 'Blue Lard' NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Moscow on a controversy surrounding a novel written four years ago by Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin. The book, Blue Lard, is a phantasmagoric tale featuring graphic sex scenes, including a tryst between clones of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khruschev. A youth group that supports president Vladimir Putin has filed suit against Sorokin, charging him with disseminating pornography. Sorokin has filed a counter-suit.

Vladimir Sorokin's 'Blue Lard'

Vladimir Sorokin's 'Blue Lard'

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NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Moscow on a controversy surrounding a novel written four years ago by Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin. The book, Blue Lard, is a phantasmagoric tale featuring graphic sex scenes, including a tryst between clones of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khruschev. A youth group that supports president Vladimir Putin has filed suit against Sorokin, charging him with disseminating pornography. Sorokin has filed a counter-suit.