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Couchsurfing in Russia : friendships and misadventures behind Putin's curtain

Author :  Stephan Orth

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Schwartz Publishing, Australia
  • ISBN9781760640231
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info275 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight385 gms.
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Product Description

In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious land to uncover the real, unfiltered Russia not seen in today's headlines- authentic, bizarre, dangerous, and beautiful. Sidestepping the well-trod tourist path by staying with an eclectic array of hosts, he bumps into gun nuts, internet conspiracy theorists, faux shamans, and Putin fans; learns to drive in death-defying Russian style; and discovers how to cure hangovers by sniffing rye bread. But he also sees a darker side of the country, witnessing firsthand the effects of Putin's influence in the run-up to the American election and the power of propaganda in this 'post-fact' era. Orth, Stephan, 1979- -- Travel -- Russia (Federation). | Travel writing -- Russia (Federation). | Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel. | Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century. | Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.

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