9781760640231

Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain

Stephan Orth


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ISBN: 9781760640231
Published: May 2019

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'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 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 American election and the power of propaganda in this 'post-fact' era.

Weaving everything together with thoughtfulness and warmth, Orth follows the bestselling Couchsurfing in Iran with another complex, funny, and personal travelogue - a colourful portrait of a fascinating and misunderstood country.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781760640231
  • Published: May 2019
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Width (mm): 154
  • Height (mm): 232
  • Depth (mm): 21
  • Weight (g): 382

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