Evel Economakis writes and teaches English in Russia. He is the author of six books, including From Peasant to Petersburger (Macmillan). "Shakedown in St Petersburg" appears in Geist 48. "The Best Banya in Town," a story about a bathhouse in St. Petersburg, appears in Geist 44. "Lineup" appears in Geist 39.
“If we paid protection money to the KGB, there’d be nothing left for salaries. And we call it the FSB now.” more