Serguei Oushakine‟s book is an intricate analysis of several ways of creating, narrating, 
and practicing community in 1990s Barnaul, the administrative center of the Altai region (a 
Russian province in south-western Siberia). The period during which the author conducted his 
fieldwork (2001-2003) followed a time described by Russians with terms such as bespredel 
(lawlessness or normlessness) and likhie devianostye (the rowdy 1990s)