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An Accidental Relationship

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Why did a Russian general wear a kilt, who built the Russian navy, why is Captain Cook remembered in Siberia, where did the British discover rhubarb and how did a Grand Duchess come by her Irish brogue?
Ever since the days of Muscovy, British voices have been heard in the courts of the Tsars and hands and minds from the British Isles have shaped Russian history and culture,
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Paperback, 322 pages
Published February 28th 2014 by Austin Macauley
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Austin Macauley
Mar 24, 2014 Austin Macauley rated it it was amazing
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When English sailors set out in 1553 seeking an easterly sea passage to China round the northern capes of Scandinavia, they made an unexpected discovery. Like Christopher Columbus and America sixty years earlier, they encountered a large, uncharted land mass barring their progress. They had not intended to ‘discover' Russia; it was totally accidental and unexpected. Yet this chance encounter was to lead to not only a remarkable relationship between Britain and Russia but also the eventual ...more
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