Insight Guide: Russia

Insight Guide: Russia

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Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel series, capture the unique character of each destination's culture with a perspective only an insider can provide. Picturesque, romantic, historic or exotic, Insight covers the world's most popular destinations.

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Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel series, capture the unique character of each destination's culture with a perspective only an insider can provide. Picturesque, romantic, historic or exotic, Insight covers the world's most popular destinations.

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From Mongol rule to Gorbachev, from Tolstoy to Maksim Gorky, Russia's history and culture are distinctive and engrossing. The Insight Guides editors focus on this in their newly updated guide to Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. Known for visual books, Insight Guides provides overviews of this area's history, culture, and places along with colorful photographs, images, and maps throughout. Other features include the best of Russia and sections on life, women, the Russian Mafia, religion, art, literature, music, and cinema. A section of travel tips provides accommodation and restaurant recommendations with phone numbers, some transportation information, a brief language primer, metro maps, activities, a further reading list, and English language web sites. This guide is much more visual and heavy on history and culture than Lonely Planet's Russia & Belarus and covers three countries; however, sections on Belarus and the Ukraine are not extensive. Most useful for those wishing to understand the countries' people, culture, and history prior to their travels, this is highly recommended for all libraries with travel collections.
—Louise Feldmann

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812589972
Publisher:
Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Series:
Insight Guides Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Insight Guide: Russia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
5doglady More than 1 year ago
After just finding out that my grandfather's family was from the Ukraine, I needed to know more about that region. This book is the most interesting travel guide I have ever purchased! It covers every aspect of the region, e.g, foods, culture, history, geography, etc. The beautiful photos have made me long to visit a culture that was not well understood when I was growing up in the 50's and 60's (due to the political climate of that era). Now I can't wait to go there!