A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union

A Day in the Life of the Soviet UnionOn May 15, 1987, one hundred photographers, fifty from the West and fifty from the Soviet Bloc nations, spent the day shooting pictures throughout the Soviet Union. The results of that shoot are beautifully displayed in this impressive volume. The accompanying text, which includes a pithy and insightful introduction by Harrison Salisbury and historical and social information on the people and places in each photograph, provides a wealth of lore on the country and its citizens.

A USSR Travel survival kit

A-USSR-Travel-survival-kitDespite changes brought about by perestroika and glastnost, the Soviet Union remains a country in a difficult and uncertain state of transition. Still, the USSR is at once safe enough for the most cautious tourist and exotic enought for the most adventurous traveler. This detailed guide covers all accessible parts of the Soviet Union.

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

Estonia,-Latvia,-and-LithuaniaThis full-color DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is the ultimate companion to the rugged and romantic Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There are hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, as well as unique cutaways and detailed floor plans of all the must-see sights. Special features include in-depth examinations of the history, cultural heritage, traditional festivals, and local cuisine of the three Baltic States; illustrated maps of the region’s national parks, including Estonia’s Soomaa National Park and Lithuania’s Aukstaitija National Park; and explorations of medieval architecture in Tallinn, Arts Nouveau architecture in Riga and Baroque architecture in Vilnius.

Historical monuments of Uzbekistan

Historical monuments of UzbekistanThe goal of this book is to help you to get oriented in the huge space of the culture of the historical monuments of Uzbekistan. We hope that our readers will remember the images, appreciate high art of their creators and understand why they are so dear to us.

Journey into Russia

Journey into RussiaAn honest and informative insight into a country and it’s people from the perspective of Laurens Van Der Post after travelling through Russia.

Kyrgyzstan Lake Issyk-kul, Pearl of the Tien Shan

Kyrgyzstan Lake Issyk-kul, Pearl of the Tien ShanLake Issyk-Kul, which means “the hot lake” in the Turkic languages of Central Asia, holds the title as one of the largest alpine lakes in the world. At an altitude of 1609 meters above sea level it is exceeded only by Lake Titicaca in Bolivia as one of the highest of the large mountain lakes. Two mountain chains of the Central Tien Shan range border the lake – in the north the Kungei – Alatau (in Turkic: “facing the sun”), and in the south the Terskei – Alatau ( in Turkic: “turned away from the sun”). About one hundred large and small rivers flow down into the lake from these peaks carving gorges and canyons into the mountain flanks.

Kyrgyzstan, the living fairytale

Kyrgyzstan, the living fairytaleA wonderful photographic journal of the various beauties to be found in Kyrgyzstan. This book touches on the beauty of the the plant and animal life, as well as the country’s history and the traditions of the Kyrgyz people.

Kyrgyzstan, Traditions of the nomads

Kyrgyzstan, Traditions of the nomadsThe dwellings, household utensils and clothing of the Kyrgyz people, and all the other things which they used, were adjusted to their nomadic way of life.

Leningrad, A Guide

Leningrad,-A-Guide

Let’s Go Eastern Europe

Lets Go Eastern EuropeOnce again, Let’s Go’s young and budget-savvy researchers have left no stone unturned to bring you the real deal on one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. Completely revised and updated, Let’s Go Eastern Europe includes coverage of everything that makes a classic European travel experience–castles, cathedrals, cafe culture, exciting nightlife, unspoiled beaches, and fascinating history–all for a fraction of the Western European price.

Literary Russia

Literary-Russia

Moscow

Moscow160 colour illustrations of the Kremlin

Moscow & St. Petersburg

Moscow & St. PetersburgGold-domed churches, sunset-hue palaces, lollipop-stripe cathedrals, lavish wooden dachas, and jeweled Fabergé creations all engage your imagination in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Follow in the footsteps of a tsar at the Kremlin, stamped by rulers from Ivan the Terrible to the Romanovs. Venture to still-imperial St. Petersburg and elbow with the spirits of Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky.

Nicholas Romanov – Life & Death

Nicholas Romanov Life & DeathA photo-biography that is focused primarily on Nicholas Romanov, particularly as emperor rather than family man.

Przhevalsky

Paestum Past & PresentThe book is part of an excellent series focused on ancient cities in Italy and features color templates that flip back and forth between what the monument used to look like and what it currently looks like. A before and after feature that makes visualizing what monuments and cities looked like at their peak. Great for students and for helping children appreciate art history.

Putin’s Progress

Putin’s-ProgressDrawing on interviews with all the key players in Moscow, London and around the world, Peter Truscott’s masterly and incisive biography sheds new light on one of the most enigmatic of modern leaders.

Russia By River

Russia-By-RiverEver since its first publication in 1993, the Russia by River guidebook has remained the only comprehensive insider guide dedicated exclusively to the Moscow—St. Petersburg river cruise. It is an indispensable companion for those taking the journey and an invaluable resource for those contemplating this fascinating adventure.

Russia Survival Guide

Russia-Survival-GuideThe definitive guide to independent travel and doing business in Russia. Now in its seventh edition, it includes loads of reference information, basic contact info (hotels, restaurants, hospitals, etc.) for over 80 Russian cities, plus information on everything from crime to communication to etiquette to in-country travel to business laws.

Russian Cuisine

Russian CuisineThe illustrated art book, “Russian Cuisine”, features the most characteristic dishes created by Russians throughout their history. The detailed recipes and full-color illustrations will introduce you to a wide range of national accomplishments in the art of cookery.

Russian Tsars

Russian TsarsA great summary of the the lives of the Russian Tsars, from 862 right through to 1917. It is a very informative read, including many portraits, paintings and photographs of personal items from the palaces.

Saint Petersburg and its Environs

Saint-Petersburg-and-its-EnvironsSaint Petersburg, the city symbolizing Russia’s European aspect, ranks with the great capitals of the world. The very name of the city suggests its international character.” This book has 144 pages and is profusely illustrated + City Plan Insert included.

Stalin, The Court of the Red Tzar

Stalin, The Court of the Red TzarThis widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers—killers, fanatics, women, and children—during the terrifying decades of his supreme power. In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative ?lan, Simon Sebag Montefiore gives us the everyday details of a monstrous life.

The Hermitage

The-HermitageThe Hermitage, it’s extremely rich collections, priceless works of art and the magnificent palaces, in which one of the world’s largest museums is housed, are an inexhaustable source of subject matter for books, albums, films and modern publications. This publication is outstanding for the exceptional richness of the illustrative material. It truly is an album, containing an unprecedented quantity of illustrations: almost one thousand!

The Shadow of the Silk Road

The Shadow of the Silk RoadTo travel the Silk Road, the greatest land route on earth, is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions, and inventions. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart, and camel, Colin Thubron covered some seven thousand miles in eight months—out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey—and explored an ancient world in modern ferment.

Tretyakov Gallery

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