Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia, David Greene
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Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

Author: David Greene

Narrator: David Greene

Unabridged: 7 hr 41 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 10/29/2014

Genre: History - Europe - Russia & The Former Soviet Union

Synopsis

After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene travels across the country-a 6,000 mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok-to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline-grabbing protests in Moscow, Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking "space rocks" from last spring's meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers, Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality.Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia, Greene's lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.

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