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Russia & Former Soviet Republics

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  • Stalin's Wine Cellar

    by John Baker and 1 more

    In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. Always entrepreneurial and up for adventure, he was the perfect person for an occasional business partner to approach with a mysterious wine list that was foreign to anything John, or his second-in-command, Kevin Hopko, had ever come across.The list was discovered to be a comprehensive catalogue of the wine ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Understrike

    by James Barrington

    series An Agent Paul Richter Thriller #8
    An earth-shattering plot, a race against time.Russia has developed a new offensive capability. It's devastating and, above all, secret. The world would be remade.But when a corpse turns up on the remote Arctic island of Svalbard, it soon becomes clear this was no accidental death. The body has been flagged by secret services and before long Paul Richter is sent to investigate.Meeting old friends, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Lost Pianos of Siberia

    A Sunday Times Book of 2020

    by Sophy Roberts

    * Shortlisted for the 2021 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year prize* A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent Book of 2020* Now with colour photography by Michael Turek'Richly absorbing... An impressive exploration of Siberia's terrifying past.' Guardian'Evocative and wonderfully original.' Colin Thubron__... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

    Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail

    by Tim Moore

    'Bill Bryson on two wheels' IndependentScaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.Haunted ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Owls of the Eastern Ice

    The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl

    by Jonathan C. Slaght

    **THE TIMES NATURE BOOK OF THE YEAR'A tautly strung adventure ... this book has changed me'** Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk'Remarkable. If only every endangered species had a guardian angel as impassioned, courageous and pragmatic as Jonathan Slaght' Isabella Tree, author of WildingPrimorye, a remote forested region near to where Russia, China and North Korea meet in a tangle of barbed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Among The Russians

    From the Baltic to the Caucasus

    by Colin Thubron

    Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • To the Edge of the World

    The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    by Christian Wolmar

    Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Travels in Siberia

    by Ian Frazier

    A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great PlainsIn his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye on Siberia, the storied expanse of Asiatic Russia whose grim renown is but one explanation among hundreds for the region's fascinating, enduring appeal. In Travels in Siberia, Frazier reveals ... Read more

    $20.67 AUD

  • The Trans-Siberian Railway

    A Traveller's Anthology

    by Deborah Manley

    No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostock. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world.From the ... Read more

    $18.36 AUD

  • Consolations of the Forest

    Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga

    by Sylvain Tesson

    In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the shores of Baikal, for six months. From February to July 2010, he lived in silence, solitude, and cold. His cabin, built by Soviet geologists in the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Gentleman from Finland

    Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express

    by Robert M. Goldstein

    Two days aboard what he believes is the Trans-Siberian Express, the author discovers he’s on the wrong train. It is 1987, and he is traveling in the Soviet Union, holding a train ticket that mistakenly identifies him as a Finn. In fact, he is a short, dark-skinned Mexican-American-Russian-Jew, who speaks only enough Russian to proclaim that he is Bob, the tourist from America. As the trip unfolds, ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Couchsurfing in Russia

    Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin’s Curtain

    by Stephan Orth

    ‘In the late summer of 2016,’ writes award-winning travel writer Stephan Orth, ‘a journey to Russia feels like visiting enemy territory.’In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious land to uncover the real, unfiltered Russia not seen in today’s headlines: authentic, bizarre, dangerous, and beautiful. Sidestepping the well-trod tourist path by staying ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Varanger

    An epic Norse fantasy adventure

    by Cecelia Holland

    series The Life and Times of Corban Loosestrife #4
    Two young Vikings voyage deep into the Russian winter, a quest for glory that will lead all the way to ByzantiumConn Corbansson is a clever and strong leader of men and his cousin and best friend, the god-touched Raef, is his navigator and shield against evil. After joining a fur-trading ship to Russia they are forced to overwinter in the icebound village of Novgrod.But tempers flare in the ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD

  • Sovietistan

    A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

    by Erika Fatland and 1 more

    "A mesmerising trip across Central Asia . . . A fascinating travelogue" Financial TimesSHORTLISTED FOR EDWARD STANFORD/LONELY PLANET DEBUT TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR 2020Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry

    by Peter Nasmyth

    Peter Nasmyth has lived in and travelled extensively throughout Georgia for the last 32 years. Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is his fascinating account of this historically rich and drama loving country, based on his travels and hundreds of wide-ranging interviews. Reprinted numerous times, it remains the only comprehensive book on Georgia’s history and culture written for the general reader, ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Lonely Planet Russia

    by Simon Richmond and 9 more

    series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Russiais your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Brush up on your Soviet and imperial history in Moscow and St Petersburg, explore European Russia and its gingerbread cottages and golden domes, or lose yourself in the wilds of Siberia and the east ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

    by Catherine the Great and 2 more

    series Modern Library Classics
    Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer.Fluent in ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Midnight in Siberia

    A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

    by Greene and 1 more

    In this picaresque story of adventure, David Greene captures an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.A journalist for National Public Radio in the US, David Greene decides to travel thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok on the iconic Trans-Siberian line. On the train and in the many Siberian outposts he stops as he meets a wide range of ordinary Russian people from a ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • It's not about the kilometres: photos included

    Cycling in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and onwards to Gallipoli via the former Iron Curtain

    by Joel Emonson

    series It's not about the Kms #1
    The 31-year-old from Berriwillock, has joined thousands of Australians in Kazan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against France, but none have experienced a journey like his.Joel Emonson is riding all over Russia on his bicycle during the tournament, going to the Socceroos games in Kazan and Samara.He won't stop there, saddling up for a further 10 weeks through Eastern Europe.His journey which ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway

    by Simon Richmond and 12 more

    series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet******Trans-Siberian Railway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze through the window at the unfurling landscape as you pass, glimpse Lake Baikal, Russia’s sacred sea, or gawk at Moscow’s Kremlin at one end of your journey and Beijing’s ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Learn to Read Russian in 5 Days

    by Sergei Orlov

    Learning to read a language with a foreign alphabet can be an intimidating challenge. Even before you can start to study the vocabulary and grammar, you must first decipher this strange new script.But learning a new alphabet does not have to be so difficult.Other language courses start by showing a table of the alphabet and then immediately proceed to dialogues and grammatical descriptions. This ... Read more

    $4.95 AUD

  • DK Eyewitness Top 10 Moscow


    by DK Eyewitness

    series Pocket Travel Guide
    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Moscow in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Moscow has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new ebook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Chasing the Sea

    Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia

    by Tom Bissell

    series Vintage Departures
    In 1996, Tom Bissell went to Uzbekistan as a na•ve Peace Corps volunteer. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies. Joining up with an exuberant translator named Rustam, Bissell slips more than ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Black Sea

    Coasts and Conquests: From Pericles to Putin

    by Neal Ascherson

    Black Sea is a homage to an ocean and its shores and a meditation on Eurasian history, from the earliest times to the present. It explores the culture, history and politics of the volatile region which surrounds the Black Sea.Ascherson recalls the world of Herodotus and Aeschylus; Ovid's place of exile on what is now the coast of Romania; the decline and fall of Byzantium; the mysterious Christian ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD