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Polina's journey : Siberia to America

Author: Helen Castle
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.] : [The author], [2006]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Her life's journey begins with the new century in a small Siberian village. Polina expects a life of happiness when the village matchmaker provides her with a handsome young Cossack as her husband, but with the Revolution encroaching, peace is short-lived. During a snowstorm, Polina, her husband and young child cross a frozen river patrolled by the Red Army to the relative safety of Manchuria. After returning to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Russian
Named Person: Polina Nicolaevna Belkova; Polina Nicolaevna Belkova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Castle
ISBN: 0615127819 9780615127811
OCLC Number: 68001746
Notes: Written by the daughter of the subject and based on recorded oral accounts of her life.
Description: 341 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: [Helen Castle].

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"Her life's journey begins with the new century in a small Siberian village. Polina expects a life of happiness when the village matchmaker provides her with a handsome young Cossack as her husband, but with the Revolution encroaching, peace is short-lived. During a snowstorm, Polina, her husband and young child cross a frozen river patrolled by the Red Army to the relative safety of Manchuria. After returning to the Russian border, her husband is killed in front of her during a massacre by the Red Army ... Polina settles into a life of peace but China is invaded, and all is lost. Polina's journey begins again."--Jacket.

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