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Among the Russians

Among the Russians

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s



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.

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Don’t let yourself be put off by the fact that this was written before the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989 – the Russia Thubron writes about is still SO recognisable – Kieran Knott...

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