Invitation to Russia
This comprehensive guide is the first to capture the rich cultural heritage of a country that is only now revealing its treasures to foreign eyes. Informative historical background and specially commissioned photograp hs provide an indispensable introduction for anyone with an interest in Russi a. (Rizzoli)
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