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Russia : a 1000-year chronicle of the wild east

Author: Martin Sixsmith
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Sixsmith
ISBN: 9781468305012 1468305018
OCLC Number: 868988859
Description: xi, 611 pages : maps, photographs (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One: Kiev and proto-democracy --
Part Two: Expansion and empire --
Part Three: Rise of revolution --
Part Four: Dictatorship (of the people?) --
Part Five: Democrats with cold feet.
Other Titles: 1000-year chronicle of the wild east
Responsibility: 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."--Publisher's description.

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