This is the account of Thubron's 15,000-mile journey through an astonishing country - one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, traveling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-call Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes.
It is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - allyshaw - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book immensely. All good science fiction should read like a travelogue. The reverse should be true but rarely is-- with the exception of this book. A riveting strangeness-- looking ... Read full review
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I read this book just before a friend of mine was about to embark on a motorcycle trip across Russia, taking the Siberian route. The author paints a picture of this region of Russia that made me want to visit. Read full review