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Topic: Rasputin's Daughter, Robert Alexander - European Russia or Asian Russia?

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Subject: Rasputin's Daughter, Robert Alexander - European Russia or Asian Russia?
Date Posted: 2/1/2011 8:09 PM ET
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I need to know - is Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander set in European Russia or Asian Russia?  I want to read it for the It's a Small World challenge (and I'm on a quest for short books!).  I've read the blurb on the back and flipped through the pages trying to find the mention of a city so I can try to determine where most of it takes place.  I'm an absolute dunce on Russian history, so no, I don't just "know" that the capital of Russia during this time period was "X" city.  LOL!  Can anyone whose read it help me out?

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 8:16 PM ET
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From what I recall I would say European Russia.



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Date Posted: 2/1/2011 8:19 PM ET
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I would say European too.

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 10:15 PM ET
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Dangit!  But, thank you! 

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 11:10 PM ET
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The Captial City at the time was St. Petersburg, which is firmly in European Russia.  I Googled where Rasputin was born, and that is also in the European part of Russia.

Sorry ;)

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 1:08 PM ET
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Thanks to you, Mimi.  I guess I can live with it being in European Russia. athough I would've preferred Asian Russia!  LOL!

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 1:17 PM ET
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Have you read The Russian Concubine?    It starts slow, but is a very interesting read, and is firmly in Asia.