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The true story of Colin Thubron's journey through the Soviet Union during the Breshnev era. He visited various parts of the country, including St. Petersburg, the Baltic States, Georgia and Armenia. He describes dealings with suspicious bureaucrats who didn't know what to make of a westerner travelling alone by car, meetings with dissenters, visits to museums and famous places, and the terror of being under surveillance by the KGB, all with good humour and graceful prose.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Russian If this is a culture clash:    -   visiting a different culture Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russian Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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