George Feifer, Journalist and Author Who Chronicled the Soviet Union, Dies at 85


George Feifer, who chronicled mushroom hunting, ballet, prostitution, black-market sweetmeats and other fixtures of daily life in the Soviet Union, and who drew on his own encounters with Russian intellectuals and a fuming KGB agent for a pair of semi-autobiographical novels, died Nov. 12 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85.

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