Rediscovering Russia in Asia: Siberia and the Russian Far East

Synopsis

In 1581 a Cossack raider crossed the Ural Mountains to plunder and claim for Tsar Ivan IV the land called "Sibir" by its Tatar inhabitants. Within half a century, Moscow's reach would extend nearly six thousand miles to the east. Thus Russia has a long history as part of Asia. Does it have a future there as well? Rediscovering Russia in Asia takes the reader on a trans-Siberian expedition to encounter the peoples, cultures, and riches of Russia's eastern expanses. The expert guides are scholars with the language skills and the sense of adventure to explore a "crossroads of civilizations" at long last reopened to the world.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Steven G. Marks
  • David Wolff
  • Hara Teruyuki
  • John J. Stephan
  • Vladimir I. Shishkin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Armonk, NY
Publication year:
  • 1995