Russia is a world in a dark limbo. The body politic is diseased, the state in collapse. Yet for all the signs of encroaching doom, Russians do not fear the future. They fear the past. Russians have long known theirs is not a land that develops and progresses. It careens, heaves and all too often sinks. Once again, Russia stands at a crossroads getting by on little but faith, vodka and a blithe indifference to the moral and financial bankruptcy looming from all sides. This text explains a state in collapse. It explains how millions of Russians have been displaced by the death of an ideology. It seeks to explain how the Russian government can increase defence spending by 50 per cent whilst the poverty line cuts through a third of its households, and the people face epidemics of AIDS, TB, alcoholism and suicide. Russia's story is told through the voices of Russians who live at the five corners of the nation. It is a portrait of Russia at a time when the old regime has given way, but the new has yet to take hold.
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Andrew Meier graduated from Oxford in 1989. In 1996 he was awarded the Alicia Patterson Fellowship to report on the ethnic conflicts in the former Soviet Union. He was Moscow correspondent for Time from 1996 until 2001. He is a recent fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and is a contributor to Time Europe. He also writes extensively for New York Times, Washington Post, New Republic, Harpers, Wired and broadcasts journalism on NBC and PBS. This is his first book.
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Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Excellent. 1st Edition. The author tells Russia's story through the voices of Russians who live at the five corners of the nation. It is a dramatic portrait of a time when the old regime has given way but the new has yet to take hold. Meier has captured the historical, cultural and political disintegration of Russia well. Size: 25 Cm. Heavy Book Over 500gms. Bookseller Inventory # 2012047