Moscow and the Golden Ring

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McGraw-Hill, 1994 - Travel - 318 pages
Moscow is indisputably one of the great cities of the world, and Masha Nordbye's fascinating guidebook is an invaluable companion for the visitor. Nordbye takes the reader on grand tour of the entire city, providing information on where to find shops of every kind (from secondhand samovars to crystal antiques), restaurants for any kind of budget (including Cuban and Vietnamese cooking), theater and opera, and much more. Special sections examine topics such as the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Russian bathhouses, and the story of the Faberge eggs, together with a sampling of literature by authors such as Alexandre Dumas, Leo Tolstoy, Theodore Dreiser and Walter Benjamin.

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Moscow, the present capital, and St. Petersburg, the imperial capital until the revolution of 1917, are today called Russia's "capital cities." With populations of over ten million and five million ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Masha Nordbye, award-winning journalist and TV producer, studied at Moscow University, and has a degree in Russian studies. She has traveled extensively throughout Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union over the past 25 years. Ms. Nordbye has also produced numerous films about Russia for many international companies, including National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, PBS, and Disney. Her documentaries and magazine articles have been on such varied topics as the Russian Circus, Lake Baikal, Siberian tigers, and rafting across the Altai region of southern Siberia.

Patricia Lanza was born in Crossville, Tennessee, where she learned lessons about gardening and life from her hardworking grandmother.
Later, with seven children and a career Navy husband to care for, Pat found refuge in gardening. Bountiful harvests fed her family and nourished her soul. After her husband's retirement, a country inn kept Pat busy for another 14 years. During that time, she discovered "lasagna gardening," her secret to doing and having it all.
Today, Pat continues to reinvent herself. "Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces" reflects Pat's life after the inn and in compact living and gardening spaces. Her latest adventure includes The Potager, a gift shop, cafe, and garden center, in Wurtsboro, New York.

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