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Russia : A 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East

By (author) Martin Sixsmith

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Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past. Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have created from their history. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, "Russia" is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.

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  • Hardback | 611 pages
  • 147.32 x 233.68 x 48.26mm | 703.06g
  • 15 Mar 2012
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • 1590207238
  • 9781590207239
  • 1,265,492

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MARTIN SIXSMITH is the author of "Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System, The Litvinenko file: The True Story of a Death Foretold, " and two novels. Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the Sorbonne, he was the BBC Moscow correspondent for many years.

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"This entertaining, informative book presents a sweeping portrait of the entirety of Russian history from the founding of the first state on Russian soil in the ninth century to the present."--"--CHOICE"

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