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Moscow, St Petersburg, And The Golden Ring

4th edition of this bestselling Odyssey guidebook.

As the symbolic heart of Russia, Moscow, with its 870th anniversary in 2017, is the center of politics and culture, and has enjoyed a renaissance as one of the world's great cities. The capital's streets now buzz 24 hours a day, and offer a wealth of historic sites, plush new hotels, internationally-stocked shops and thousands of eating establishments.

Her sister-city, St Petersburg, host of Russia's golden age and cradle of revolution, and surely Russia's soul, was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. One of the most graceful and well-proportioned cities in the world, filled with baroque and classical architecture, and known as the Venice of the North for its scenic canals, it is easy to see how St Petersburg became the inspiration for musicians, artists, poets and writers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Diaghilev, Pushkin and Dostoevsky.

This guidebook contains a wealth of information on these two great cities and the regions surrounding them, including the Golden Ring, a series of ancient Russian towns set in the stunning countryside around Moscow including Yaroslavl, Vladimir, and Suzdal.


“...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

“...one of the finest, most personal guides to Russia...stunning photography, excellent cartography and well-chosen literary extracts...” - Russian Life

“...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


+ Covers the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns surrounding Moscow including Yaroslavl, Vladimir and Suzdal

+ Indispensable facts and practical information for the traveler

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

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

+ Over 17,000 copies in print

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Cover of Odyssey guide to Moscow and St Petersburg 4th edition


Masha Nordbye - Author
Patricia Lanza - Photographer


Publication Date : 2015
Category : TRAVEL/Europe
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622178553
Paperback ISBN 13 : 9789622178557
Edition : Fourth Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 27.95, GB£ 16.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 784
Photos : 200
Maps : 23

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