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    Russia: The Wild East 'From Rulers to Revolutions' (The Wild East: a History) (CD-Audio) Read by Martin Sixsmith

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    DescriptionThis title presents the first 25 episodes from the landmark BBC Radio series. Martin Sixsmith brings his first-hand experience of reporting from Russia to this fascinating narrative, witnessing the critical moment when the Soviet Union finally lost its grip on power. Power struggles have a constant presence in his story, from the Mongol hordes that invaded in the 13th century, through the iron autocratic fists of successive Tsars. Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, Peter the Great - all left their mark on a nation that pursued expansion to the East, West and South. Many Tsars flirted with reform, but the gap between the rulers and the ruled widened until, in 1917, the doomed last Tsar, Nicholas II, abdicated. The first part of Sixsmith's history ends with Lenin and the Bolsheviks forcing through the final Revolution and paving the way for the Communist state. Eyewitness accounts and readings from Russian authors and historians, from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn, enhance this fascinating account, as well as music taken from a wide range of Russian composers including Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Shostakovich. Martin Sixsmith traces Russia's turbulent 1000-year history from its founding to the Revolution.


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    Title
    Russia: The Wild East 'From Rulers to Revolutions'
    Authors and contributors
    Read by Martin Sixsmith
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 5
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408468524
    ISBN 10: 1408468522
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    DC22: 947
    LC classification: DK
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS012000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    Abridged Dewey: 947
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DTA
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    23 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Bath
    Author Information
    Author and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith was a BBC foreign correspondent from 1980 to 1997, reporting from Europe and America. He was based in Moscow for five years and reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. He studied Russian literature, language, and history at Oxford, Harvard, and in St. Petersburg.