Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past.Covering politics, music, literature and art, he explores the myths Russians have created from their history.
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A compelling look at Russian history by a practiced Russia hand—though some would complain that Sixsmith comes down a little too hard on Mikhail Gorbachev, even without a long, pointy beard.Read Full Review of Russia : A 1000-Year Chronicl... | See more reviews from Kirkus
A lively, opinionated narrative.Read Full Review of Russia : A 1000-Year Chronicl... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
His triumph in this book is capturing the baffling, troubling, poetic genius that is the Russian spirit.Read Full Review of Russia : A 1000-Year Chronicl...
It is a veritable master class in the art of how not to write history.Read Full Review of Russia : A 1000-Year Chronicl...
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