Great book that does a fantastic job at painting a picture of Russia, Tigers, and survival.
Some of it sounded like propaganda but it wasn't too overbearing and didn't detract from the story significantly. While highlighting corruption and political evil in Russia it meanders off coarse at times. The narration was also quite dry to the point that characters almost blended together and it was hard to discern who was who.
The efforts to point out conservation concerns and the struggle of those in the field were very grim and realistic. The book does a great job at highlighting an absolutely unfathomable situation in those struggling to get by and coexist with nature in the Taiga.
A little more life by the narrator during tense moments would have been nice but regardless this was a great read and I'd recommend it to anyone.