The Soviet Union Today


The Soviet Union Today

This comprehensive volume brings together over 15 renowned writers and photographers from 5 countries, including the United States, England, France, West Germany, and the Soviet Union. It offers an unprecedented look into the world’s largest country, showcasing its rich history, diverse cultures, and natural wonders.

With 7 in-depth regional chapters, readers will embark on a journey through Russia’s infinite diversity of peoples and places. From the depths of Baykal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, to the vibrant cities of the west and east, to the heart of Central Asia, readers will explore the country’s rich cultural heritage and modern developments.

Visitors will explore mystical Oagestan, a region so isolated that its people still speak over 30 separate languages. They will follow the sun across the Arctic, starting at a Chukchi village, to experience the unique rhythms of tundra life.

Along the way, readers will meet scores of real people from all corners of the country, including Ukrainians, Moldavians, Estonians, Dolgans, Georgians, Russians, and many others. They will attend churches of varied faiths, join in the camaraderie of a village deep in a high Caucasus valley, relax at a tiny dacha along the Volga, and pick apples with an apple-picking brigade in a Moldavian orchard.

This comprehensive volume not only takes you on an adventure, but it also offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the people who call Russia their home. From food and drink to friendship and hospitality, this book presents a unique and intimate look into the world’s largest country, painting a vivid picture of its past and its present, its changes and its endurance, and its contradictions and its surprises. So come along for the ride, and see for yourself why Russia is truly a land of adventure, diversity, and wonder!


Format: Hardcover, 272 Pages

Published: 1990

Condition: Used

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