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Author Orth, Stephan, 1979- author.

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

Publication Info. Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  947.086 ORT    Check Shelf
Description 275 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Note Translation of: Couchsurfing in Russland, from the German.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Form Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject Orth, Stephan, 1979- -- Travel -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel.
Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Travel writing.
Travel writing. (OCoLC)fst01919983
Added Author McIntosh, Jamie, translator.
Added Title Couchsurfing in Russland. English
Other Form: Online version: Orth, Stephan, 1979- Couchsurfing im Russia. English. Behind Putin's curtain. Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, 2019 1771643684 9781771643689 (OCoLC)1083348113
ISBN 9781771643672 (paperback)
1771643676 (paperback)
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