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    DescriptionRussia is a country of contradictions, a nation of cultural refinement and artistic originality and yet also a country that rules by 'the iron fist'. In this riveting history, Martin Sixsmith shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad. Combining in-depth research and interviews with his personal experiences as a former BBC Moscow correspondent, Sixsmith skilfully traces the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past, and explains the nation's seemingly split personality as the result of influences that have divided it for centuries. "A Sunday Times" bestseller, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of this country, and its unique place in the modern world.


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    Title
    Russia
    Subtitle
    A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Sixsmith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 469 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849900737
    ISBN 10: 1849900736
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    DC22: 947
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    DC23: 947
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    BBC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Sixsmith studied at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997 he was the BBC correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for the Government as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling and Stephen Byers. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist. He has written two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh, and is the author of three non-fiction titles - Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System, The Litvinenko File: The True Story of a Death Foretold and The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty Year Search. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Sixsmith has the knack of delivering complex material with a clear voice" The Times "A lively chronicle" -- Orlando Figes Sunday Times "Russia, a 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East contains many of the required ingredients to become the leading popular history of Russia. Colloquial, personal and anecdotal in style ... well researched and factually sound." TLS "Russia" delivers a thoroughly satisfying history...a lively opinionated narrative." Publishers Weekly
    Back cover copy
    Russia is a country of contradictions: a nation of cultural refinement and artistic originality and yet also a country that rules by 'the iron fist'. In this riveting history, Martin Sixsmith shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad. Combining in-depth research and interviews with his personal experiences as a former BBC Moscow correspondent, Sixsmith skilfully traces the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past, and explains the nation's seemingly split personality as the result of influences that have divided it for centuries. A Sunday Times bestseller, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of this county, and its unique place in the modern world.