The Master and Margarite is a thinly disguised parody of the Stalinist years, banned for many years in Russia. Unable to directly criticize the regime, the author instead debunked the main Literary and Theatre's organising bodies
Only their officials were allowed in good restaurants, had pleasant flats in Moscow and country houses. In Part 2 an unrelated old European myth was reprised of two of the main characters becoming witches and attending a Witches Sabbath. Stalin as Satan?
Not a book for the faint hearted but if you are curious about the Stalin years you might take a look.