Midnight in Siberia

  • von David Greene
  • Sprecher: David Greene
  • 7 Std. 41 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across the country - a 6,000 mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok - to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline-grabbing protests in Moscow, Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking "space rocks" from last spring's meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers, Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality.
Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia, Greene's lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of 20th century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.

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A different perspective on Russia

Wonderfully narrated and with many glimpses into Russian private lives, this collection of essays is a good opportunity to look beyond the shallow narrative that is being spread in the West. While the author's overall stance re: Russia is understandably critical, he still gives a thorough enough account of differing views to allow his audience to understand the Russian people a little better.

All in all a fascinating look at a culture most of us know nothing about.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 20.10.2014
  • Verlag: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books