Journey into Russia

Laurens van der Post  

“Travelling across Russia and meeting hundreds of native Russians, he found that far from being formidable, austere and reticent they are a warm, colourful, philosophical people, fond of plain speaking and with a peculair love-hate view of the United States. In this famous book Laurens van der Post attempts to construct an overall picture of Soviet Russia through the eyes of its populace – a gathering of many races and cultures, as diverse as the vast Russian landscape itself.”

Contents: Departure, Moscow-the capital, Conversation in an aeroplane, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, Baku and Tbilisi, Delegation country, My young friends in Yalta, Journey by sea, Cossack country, May day, Kiev, Train number two, Siberia, A tale of three cities.