Discover the turbulent past of this vast land -- from empire and communist superpower to today's federation.
Here is a visually stunning introduction to the fascinating and diverse land of Russia. Superb color photographs of costumes, crafts, jewels and palaces offer a unique "eyewitness" view of Russia and the lives of its inhabitants through the ages. See a Mongol warrior's imposing suit of armor, the stunning diamond-encrusted crown jewels, beautifully painted wooden crafts, and the spectacular architecture of Russia's most famous cities. Learn about the sinister secret police, how religious icons are restored to their former glory, about the opulent and extravagant life-styles of the tsars, why the peasant, Pugachev, was locked up in a cage, and about the revolutionary Bolsheviks. Discover the importance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the 13th-century paper made of birch bark, what happens inside a banya, the great tradition of tea drinking, and much, much more!
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Discover Russia--a rich and varied nation that has long held sway over our imaginations. This multifaceted introduction looks at Russia's vast landscape and changing boundaries, her fabled cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and her tumultuous history, from the age of the Czars through the rise and fall of Communism. It explores her rich trove of art, literature, music, and traditions; the growth of industry and technology; and life in Russia today. This beautiful and informative volume will be welcomed by students and armchair travelers alike.
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