A Journey into Russia, Hardback Book

A Journey into Russia Hardback

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When German journalist Jens M hling met Juri, a Russian television producer selling stories about his homeland, he was mesmerized by what he heard: the real Russia and Ukraine were more unbelievable than anything he could have invented.

The encounter changed M hling's life, triggering a number of journeys to Ukraine and deep into the Russian heartland on a quest for stories of ordinary and extraordinary people.

Away from the bright lights of Moscow, M hling met and befriended a Dostoevskian cast of characters, including a hermit from Tayga who had only recently discovered the existence of a world beyond the woods, a Ukrainian Cossack who defaced the statue of Lenin in central Kiev, and a priest who insisted on returning to Chernobyl to preach to the stubborn few determined to remain in the exclusion zone. Unveiling a portion of the world whose contradictions, attractions, and absurdities are still largely unknown to people outside its borders, A Journey into Russia is a much-needed glimpse into one of today's most significant regions.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 276 pages, maps (black and white)
  • Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781907973949

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