After two and a half years as NPR’s Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across Russia on 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, Greene speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking space rocks from a meteor landing in Chelyabinsk, and an activist 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 new-found prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality.
Midnight In Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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