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Going On an Epic Journey from Russia to Australia. Vassilieff's newly published book follows the amazing story of struggle, survival, and migration of his ancestors. Alexander Vassilieff is a descendent of the colonists who are personified in his first epic novel ? a biography of his family. Alex was born in Shanghai, China. At the age of three, he was taken to Harbin and at nine, in 1951, to Sydney, Australia. After an active career as a Professional Engineer and a long record of civic and community involvement, he retired and lives with his wife Alexandra. They have two children and four grandchildren. In Nov 2008 he was awarded as Laureate-grand-finalists in a Sydney Book Festival.Every year there an intake of vrould-b-e toolna#39;ialters. fitter and machinists. electrical fitters, electricians, telegraph mechanics and. engineering cadets -- productionfindustrial, mechanical, electrical, electronics and. communication types, at certificate. ... Further skill development included heat treatment of metals , engineering drawing and design and finally how to build. ... During my first year of apprenticeship. after svorli: I trained. in boxing a#39;welter-weight-division at the Police Boys Club, anbsp;...

Author:Alexander Vassilieff
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2011-01-06


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