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The Resource Behind Putin's curtain : friendships and misadventures inside Russia, Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh

Behind Putin's curtain : friendships and misadventures inside Russia, Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh

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Behind Putin's curtain : friendships and misadventures inside Russia
Title
Behind Putin's curtain
Title remainder
friendships and misadventures inside Russia
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious territory to uncover the real, unfiltered Russia not seen in today's headlines: authentic, bizarre, dangerous, and beautiful. Sidestepping the well-trod tourist path, he travels the country from Moscow to Vladivostok--across seven time zones and almost 9,500 kilometers--making stops in Chechnya, Saint Petersburg, Siberia, and beyond. 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 2016 American election and the power of propaganda in this "post-fact" era
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
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1979-
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Orth, Stephan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McIntosh, Jamie
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  • Orth, Stephan
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Behind Putin's curtain : friendships and misadventures inside Russia, Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in German under the title Couchsurfing in Russland: wie ich fas zum Putin-Versther wurde in 2017 by Piper Verlag GmbH, München/Berlin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1057305707
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages, [32] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771643672
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Label
Behind Putin's curtain : friendships and misadventures inside Russia, Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh
Publication
Note
Originally published in German under the title Couchsurfing in Russland: wie ich fas zum Putin-Versther wurde in 2017 by Piper Verlag GmbH, München/Berlin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1057305707
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages, [32] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781771643672
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps

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