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Russia : a 1,000-year chronicle of the wild East : as heard on Radio 4

Author: Martin Sixsmith
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Sixsmith 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Sixsmith
ISBN: 9781849900737 1849900736
OCLC Number: 761381616
Notes: Radio tie-in.
Originally published: 2011.
Description: xi, 611 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Kiev and proto-democracy --
Expansion and empire --
Rise of revolution --
Dictatorship (of the People?) --
Democrats with cold feet.
Responsibility: Martin Sixsmith.

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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'.  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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