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Travels with a hungry bear : a journey to the Russian heartland  Cover Image Book Book

Travels with a hungry bear : a journey to the Russian heartland

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  • ISBN: 9780395426708
  • ISBN: 0395426707
  • Physical Description: xii, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

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General Note: "A Richard Todd book."
Formatted Contents Note: I. Belgorod, 1990 -- II. Across the USSR, 1988 -- III. In the Cornucopia, 1989 -- IV. In Central Russia, 1989 and 1990 -- V. Back to Someplace New, 1992.
Summary, etc.: From 1987 to 1993, in successive journeys, Kramer revisits many of the same places and characters, from ministry officials to tractor drivers. Through them we come to understand the flawed system poignantly playing itself out. Kramer has provided a unique account of a nation self-destructing, then facing the grim task of remaking itself. Along the way we encounter the cruelties, absurdities, and waste visited upon rural life. We share in the sad, comical, and heroic moments of resourceful individuals caught in this grand web of inefficiencies. As Party rule tumbles, we experience the retreat of some Russians into imagined prior glory, and the hopes of others who strive to reinvent Russia.
Subject: Russland
Russland (Sowjetrepublik)
Russia (Federation) Description and travel
Russia (Federation) Rural conditions
Ländlicher Raum
Dagelijks leven
Agriculture Russia (Federation)

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