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A 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East

By Martin Sixsmith

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590207239, 611pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2012

Combining in-depth research with his personal experiences as the BBC Moscow correspondent for almost twenty years, Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the last years of the tenth century to the first years of the twenty-first, skillfully tracing the conundrums of modern Russia to their roots in its troubled past.

About the Author
MARTIN SIXSMITH was born in Cheshire and educated at Oxford, Harvard, and the Sorbonne. He has worked for the BBC as correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels, and Warsaw and for the British Government as Director of Communications. He is now a writer, presenter, and journalist. His previous books are "Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System "and two novels, "Spin "and "I Heard Lenin Laugh".