Discovering the Moscow Countryside: An Illustrated Guide to Russia's Heartland

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 7, 2001 - History - 355 pages
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Discovering the Moscow Countryside is a fascinating voyage into the history, architecture, people, and archaeology of the country that surrounds Moscow. The towns and villages dotted around this wooded landscape are rich in associations. Wave after wave of invaders--Tatars, Poles, French, and Germans--sought to conquer Russia through these lands. Now, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the beautiful monasteries and little ruined country churches are coming back to life. This is also the land of the dacha--that special haven to which all city dwellers, at the first melting of the snow, escape: whether it be to a wooden mansion or a tiny room lost in the woods. This book is a practical guide for the tourist keen to explore this fascinating area of Russia, as well as for the curious armchair traveler.
 

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Murrell, the author of eight works on Russia, writes here of her experience of living in Moscow for many years and exploring the countryside around the capital the area studded with towns and ... Read full review

Contents

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On the way to Vereya
19
Vereya
20
The Mozhaisk Sea
33
Valuevo to Voronovo
39
In the valley of the Pakhra
46
PODOLSK TO
61
Podolsk to Serpukhov
63
Noginsk
178
OrekhovoZuevo
186
MYTISHCHI TO
200
Mytishchi to Sergiev Posad
203
Dacha country
205
Sergiev Posad
221
Sergiev Posad
222
ALONG THE MOSKVA
234

Around Molodi
73
Serpukhov
85
SUKHANOVO TO
95
Sukhanovo to Zaraisk
97
A community of nobles
106
By the Oka
119
Zaraisk
123
Lyubertsy to Kolomna and Yegorevsk
131
From Lyubertsy to Markovo
139
Kolomna
151
The Royal Fisheries
156
Zheleznodorozhny to Noginsk and Fryanovo
166
Noble estates on the Vladimir road
172
The Rogachevo road
248
Dmitrov
258
North of Dmitrov
262
Khimki to Klin
273
To Mendeleevs home
285
Klin
287
Arkhangelskoe to Volokolamsk
295
Uspensky road A105
306
Volokolamsk
326
Volokolamsk
327
Deep in the countryside
340
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Kathleen Berton Murrell lived in Moscow for many years. She is the author of eight books on Russia.

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