Black Earth: Russia After the Fall by Andrew Meier

Black Earth: Russia After the Fall by Andrew Meier

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Russia is a world in limbo. The body politic is diseased, the state in collapse. Yet for all the signs of imminent doom, Russians do not fear the future. They fear the past. This text examines a state in collapse and explains how millions of Russians have been displaced by the death of an ideology.

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Russia is a world in a dark limbo. The body politic is diseased, the state in collapse. Yet for all the signs of encroaching doom, Russians do not fear the future. They fear the past. Russians have long known theirs is not a land that develops and progresses. It careens, heaves and all too often sinks. Once again, Russia stands at a crossroads getting by on little but faith, vodka and a blithe indifference to the moral and financial bankruptcy looming from all sides. This text explains a state in collapse. It explains how millions of Russians have been displaced by the death of an ideology. It seeks to explain how the Russian government can increase defence spending by 50 per cent whilst the poverty line cuts through a third of its households, and the people face epidemics of AIDS, TB, alcoholism and suicide. Russia's story is told through the voices of Russians who live at the five corners of the nation. It is a portrait of Russia at a time when the old regime has given way, but the new has yet to take hold.

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SKU GOR001675405
Title Black Earth: Russia After the Fall
Author By (author) Andrew Meier
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 528
ISBN 10 0007113234
ISBN 13 9780007113231
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Russia is a world in a dark limbo. The body politic is diseased, the state in collapse. Yet for all the signs of encroaching doom, Russians do not fear the future. They fear the past. Russians have long known theirs is not a land that develops and progresses. It careens, heaves and all too often sinks. Once again, Russia stands at a crossroads getting by on little but faith, vodka and a blithe indifference to the moral and financial bankruptcy looming from all sides. This text explains a state in collapse. It explains how millions of Russians have been displaced by the death of an ideology. It seeks to explain how the Russian government can increase defence spending by 50 per cent whilst the poverty line cuts through a third of its households, and the people face epidemics of AIDS, TB, alcoholism and suicide. Russia's story is told through the voices of Russians who live at the five corners of the nation. It is a portrait of Russia at a time when the old regime has given way, but the new has yet to take hold.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001675405
Title Black Earth: Russia After the Fall
Author By (author) Andrew Meier
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 528
ISBN 10 0007113234
ISBN 13 9780007113231
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No