Beam of Hope
By Mikhail Berkut
Published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd
Normal life for a family living in Odessa comes to an abrupt end at the beginning of the Second World War as the father is called up to fight and the mother with three young boys, must flee to safety.
Mikhail Berkut was born in Odessa in 1932. He survived the siege of Stalingrad with his mother and brothers, whilst his father was killed in action.
Following a master’s degree in ballet and choreography at Moscow Theatre Academy, Mikhail worked throughout the former Soviet Union.