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Discovering the Moscow Countryside by Kathleen Berton Murrell

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Discovering the Moscow Countryside by Kathleen Berton Murrell

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This is a voyage of exploration into the history, architecture, people and archaeology of the beautiful countryside that surrounds Moscow. It serves as a practical guide for the tourist keen to explore this area of Russia, as well as the curious armchair traveller.


"Discovering the Moscow Countryside" is a fascinating voyage into the history, architecture, people, and archaeology of the country that surrounds Moscow. The towns and villages dotted around this wooded landscape are rich in associations. Wave after wave of invaders--Tatars, Poles, French, and Germans--sought to conquer Russia through these lands. Now, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the beautiful monasteries and little ruined country churches are coming back to life. This is also the land of the dacha--that special haven to which all city dwellers, at the first melting of the snow, escape: whether it be to a wooden mansion or a tiny room lost in the woods. This book is a practical guide for the tourist keen to explore this fascinating area of Russia, as well as for the curious armchair traveler.

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SKU GOR003653203
Title Discovering the Moscow Countryside
Author By (author) Kathleen Berton Murrell
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Book
Publisher I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Year Published 2001
Page Number 375
ISBN 1860646735
ISBN13 9781860646737
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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