Russian author, who spent nine years in prison, labour camps and exile under Stalin
VICTOR LEVENSTEIN was born in the Soviet Union in 1922 . Arrested at age twenty-one, he spent nine years in prisons, labor camps, and exile until Stalin’s death . He emigrated to the United States in 1980 and, at age fifty-eight, started a successful career in Columbus, Ohio, designing mining machinery . After retiring in 2003, Victor wrote and published two books in Russian and one in English: Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes The Case of Stalin’s “Assassins.” He lives in Columbus with his wife of sixty-three years, Dora . His son, Matvey and daughter-in-law, Lisa Yuskavage are artists in New York .