Among the Russians, Paperback
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Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St.

Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia.

A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style.

This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation along with a sharp and insightful social commentary of Russian life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780099459293



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An absorbing and excellently written account of the author's travels throughout the western Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1980s, chronicling his fascination and exasperation with the people he meets and the experiences he undergoes. The quality of writing makes this a joy to read.

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