Russia: A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East
Russia is a country of contradictions: a nation of cultural refinement and artistic originality and yet also a country that rules by 'the iron fist'. In this riveting history, Martin Sixsmith shows how Russia's complex identity has been formed over a thousand years, and how it can help us understand its often baffling behaviour at home and abroad.
Combining in-depth research and interviews with his personal experiences as a former BBC Moscow correspondent, Sixsmith skilfully traces the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past, and explains the nation's seemingly split personality as the result of influences that have divided it for centuries.
A Sunday Times bestseller, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of this country, and its unique place in the modern world.
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Review: Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild EastUser Review - Felix - Goodreads
One of the more insighful and easy to read histories of Russia and its people. It touches on historic events with clear and knowledgable insight. Martin Sixsmith is indeed a valuable voice to listen to when it comes to remarkable lands of Russia and its people. Read full review
Review: Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild EastUser Review - Monica - Goodreads
This was a mammoth book, but well worth reading! I didn't know much about Russia except for the 1917 Revolution, which was covered in one of my history classes in High School, so been able to read all ... Read full review