Item description for Moscow, St. Petersburg & The Golden Ring, Third Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) by Masha Nordbye...
Overview An updated handbook provides the history of and travel information for Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Golden Ring in Russia, and includes transportation, information, hotel and restaurant guides, landmarks and historical sites, and not-to-be-missed destinations, as well as basic Russian vocabulary. Original.
Publishers Description Explore the symbolic heart and soul of RussiaMoscow, one of the world's great cities, and her sister city, St. Petersburg, the host of Russia's golden age and cradle of revolutionthrough this authoritative text, which captures the mood and magic of these famous destinations. Moscow's once somber streets now buzz 24 hours a day with purposeful activity. St. Petersburg's baroque and classical architecture and her canals, an inspiration for musicians, artists, and writers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Pushkin, and Dostoevsky, charm visitors to this day. This guidebook's wealth of information on these two cities and the regions surrounding them will evoke the timeless qualities of Russia's centers of power. Covers the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns surrounding Moscow, including Yaroslavl,' Vladimir, and Suzdal Special essays on the Russian Circus, the Trans-Siberian Railway, Catherine the Great, and the Siege of Leningrad Literary excerpts from writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, and Dumas 129 color photos, 19 maps & plans.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
ISBN 9622177719 ISBN13 9789622177710
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More About Masha Nordbye
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.
Masha Nordbye currently resides in the state of California. Masha Nordbye was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Moscow, St. Petersburg & The Golden Ring, Third Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide)?
A delightful travel book May 10, 2008
Russia, despite its many recent upheavals continues to be an intriguing country. Masha Nordbye's just published "Moscow St Petersburg & The Golden Ring" is the perfect travel guide for those planning to visit Russia, or for those interested in Russia's rich culture and history. The book, beside being an incomparable travel guide, is also embellished with many relevant cultural and historic quotes that together with beautiful photographs and maps, make it an intellectually appealing volume. An added bonus to the book is the addition of detailed information about the now popular region around the Volga basin--the area called "The Golden Ring" where many of Russia's well preserved old churches and monasteries are located and where most other travel guides to Russia seem to ignore. Finally, a kudos to ODYSSEY BOOKS & GUIDES for publishing what appear to be the best travel guides in the market.