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    russian, many, soviet, current and western.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 80 reviews as of our last analysis date on Nov 10 2019.
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Terrific inside view of Russian society.

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This book provides fascinating and very timely insight into both the Russian people and their current leadership, and why the ...  Read More

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Being Slavic, a Czech, I have always been interested in Russia and Russian culture. This book certainly brings its people, poli...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Moreover, he is the product of a mixed marriage: his american father was a correspondent and well-known author about all things russian; his russian mother first met his father while he was on an official trip in the khrushchev era.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    One point feifer makes abundantly clear: russians do not see themselves as simply another western nation.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Feifer believes it is a mistake for westerners to think of russians as westerners-want-to-bes.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It would be wiser for westerners to realize that most russians do not wish their country to become another western-style representative democracy with a well-defined legal system that separates and divides power.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It also highlights the continued misunderstanding between the west and russia.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This readable account is an engaging course in russian history.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    While a bit heavy on personal stories past and present, feifer's portrait of russia is perhaps more accurate than even the us state department might care to admit.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    From a western perspective it is all a bit sad, but we must fundamentally understand the web of events, people, politics and culture that makes this country tick.

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