There's nothing new under the Sun. Bulgakov wrote a brilliant, hilarious and poignant, short novel "Heart of a Dog" in 1925. If you get a chance, read it. I recommend Mirra Ginsburg's English translation which you can get from Amazon. (There's also a great movie “Heart of a Dog” based on the novel. Again, Amazon has it with English subtitles.)
It's astonishing how true it rings. Improbable as it may seem, I bet you'll find quite a few similarities between the early 20th century Russia and today’s America. Sad that we refuse to learn from history.
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur