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A Traveller's History of Russia (Traveller's History)

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Russia's tragic and glorious history from pre-history through glasnost and the fall of the Soviet Union right up to the present day. The book begins with prehistoric Russia and its nomadic invaders, and covers the rise of Muscovy with its colorful panopaly of rulers from Ivan Moneybags to Ivan the Terrible, despotism of the Roma ...more
Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Interlink Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Lisa
Although I count myself as more of a tourist than a traveller these days, I do like to know something about the countries that I plan to visit, more than I can get from the usual DK Guides. And so because I’d come across Robert Cole’s excellent and very readable Traveller’s History of Paris, I got hold of a copy of A Traveller’s History of Russia, by Peter Neville in the same series. But it was a bit of a disappointment.

Of course, it’s much easier to write about a tourist-friendly place like Par
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David Classing
Good, quick, basic synopsis of entire Russian history.
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