Russia A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East

ISBN-10: 1590207238

ISBN-13: 9781590207239

Edition: 2012

Authors: Martin Sixsmith
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Description: 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. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russiais essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Martin Sixsmith was educated 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 as the director of communications and press secretary for Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling, and Stephen Byers. He is the author of two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh. His non-fiction work, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, is the basis for the film Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
List of Maps
Kiev and Proto-democracy
Expansion and Empire
Rise of Revolution
Dictatorship (of the People?)
Democrats with Cold Feet
Timeline
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Picture Credits
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