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Moscow, St Petersburg

& the Golden Ring

As the symbolic heart of Russia, Moscow, which celebrated its 850th anniversary in 1997, has enjoyed a renaissance as one of the world?s great cities. The capital?s once somber streets now buzz 24 hours a day with purposeful activity, and joint ventures between East and West have already opened plush new hotels, internationally stocked shops, and well over 1,000 eating establishments. Her sister-city, St Petersburg, host of Russia?s Golden Age and cradle of revolution, and surely Russia?s soul, celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003. One of the most graceful and well-proportioned cities in the world, filled with baroque and classical architecture, intersected by canals, it is easy to see how St Petersburg became the inspiration for musicians, artists and writers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Pushkin and Dostoevsky.

This book contains a wealth of information on the two cities and the regions surrounding them: fully updated histories and cultural connections of the cities, information on finding accommodation, shopping and restaurants, details of museums, architectural landmarks and theatre and comprehensive tours of each city. Also included is an indispensable guide to the Golden Ring, a series of ancient Russian towns set in the stunning countryside around Moscow.


“...indispensable... It not only provides a cornucopia of practical information and cultural insight, but takes the traveler on a splendid journey through the extensive map of the Russian soul...” - Isabel Allende

“...As the designer of Russia?s first ever golf course in Moscow, I and my international crew had the pleasure of using Ms Nordbye's guide extensively as we placed the Reds on the Greens! A definite 'Don't Leave Home Without It!...” - Robert Trent Jones, II


+ Second edition of a best-selling guide with detailed cultural, historical, religious and political studies of these fascinating cities

+ An itinerary of the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns surrounding Moscow

+ This edition reflects upon the 300th anniversary celebrations of the founding of St Petersburg

+ Indispensable facts and practical information for the traveler

+ Special topics include essays on the Russian Circus, the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Catherine the Great and the Siege of Leningrad

+ Literary excerpts from writers such as Alexandre Dumas, Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky

+ 128 color photographs

+ 19 easy-to-use maps and plans

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Moscow, St Petersburg & the Golden Ring


Masha Nordbye - Author


Publication Date : June 2003
Category : TRAVEL/History
Paperback ISBN 10 : 962-217-709-3
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-709-3
Edition : Second Edition Revised
Paperback Price : US$ 9.99, GB£ 9.99
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 652
Photos : 128 color
Maps : 19

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