Among the Russians Author:Colin Thubron Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue. With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will n... more »ever get to know firsthand. Here, we can walk down western Russia's country roads, rest in its villages, and explore some of the most engaging cities in the world. Beautifully written and infinitely insightful, Among the Russians is vivid, compelling travel writing that will also appeal to readers of history and current events--and to anyone captivated by the shape and texture of one of the world's most enigmatic culture.« less
I totally agree with Matt B.s review! Thubron's personal event travel books are such an engaging readable trip. An enthusiastic but balanced approach of good happenings and bad, Thubron writes about the way people are and live, their history and current life in the big cities and villages. Interesting and insightful!