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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, Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Behind Putin's curtain
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1057305707
Responsibility statement
Stephan Orth ; translation by Jamie McIntosh
Sub title
friendships and misadventures inside Russia
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."--, Provided by publisher

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