Kathleen Berton Murrell — Russia


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Russia - Kathleen Berton Murrell

Dorling Kindersley / Eyewitness
The largest country in the world, Russia is nearly twice the size of the United States. Straddling two continents — Europe and Asia — its land covers one-eighth of the whole planet. Rich in resources such as precious stones, timber, oils and minerals, Russia has always attracted power-hungry leaders — from the Mongol leader, Genghis Khan, to the Communist leader, Joseph Stalin
Despite a dark and bloody past, Russia has maintained a vibrant culture and religion, and has produced countless noteworthy artists, writes, composers and scientists.
Outstanding and original photgraphy provides a unique taste of a country steeped in history and tradition.
— Here is a visually stunning introduction to the fascinating and diverse land of Russia
— Superb colour photographs of costumes, crafts, jewels, and palaces offer a unique ‘eyewitness’ view of Russia, and the lives of its inhabitants through the ages
— See a Mongol warrior’s imposing suit of armour; the stunning diamond-encrusted crown jewels; beautifully painted woden crafts; the spectacular architecture of Russia’s most famous cities
— Learn about the sinister secret police; how religious icons are restored to their former glory; about the opulent and extravagent lifestyles of the tsars; why the peasant, Pugachev was locked up in a cage; about the revolutionary Bolsheviks
— Discover the importance of the Russian Orthodox Church; the 13th-century paper made of birch bark; what happens inside a banya; the great tradition of tea drinking

ISBN: 9780751361247
твердый переплет, 64 стр.
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