Russia

Russia

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Winston Churchill famously described Russia as 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' and even today it remains a country little understood by the West. In this revealing portrait, Jonathan Dimbleby crosses eight time zones and covers 10, 000 miles in an attempt to get to the beating heart of the new Russia. His epic journey takes him from the Arctic city of Murmansk in the west to the Asian port of Vladivostok in the east, and he encounters an extraordinary range of people: urban intellectuals and entrepreneurs, war veterans and migrant labourers, spiritual leaders and aging rock stars, bootleg vendors and fish poachers, loggers in the forests of Siberia and fellow journalists under siege in an increasingly autocratic society. Russia is both a deeply personal odyssey and a mesmerizing account of a country undergoing profound economic, cultural and political change.Conducted in 153 locations scattered over 46 regions of the Federation by the reputable Russian Public Opinion Research Centre, the poll showed that 53 per cent of the ... It was, absurdly enough, a marketing ploy by the local Toyota dealer .


Title:Russia
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
Publisher:Random House - 2010-12-07
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