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The Other Side of Russia A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

The Other Side of Russia A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East

Part of the Eastern European Studies Series


The Other Side of Russia A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East by Sharon Hudgins

Award-winning author Sharon Hudgins takes readers on a personal adventure through the Asian side of Russia - from the high-rise villages of Vladivostok and Irkutsk to Lake Baikal and the Trans-Siberian Railroad route. Join her as a guest confronted with exotic dishes at Christmas parties, New Year's banquets, Easter dinners, and Siberian festivals - and discover what daily life is really like on Russia's other side.


Sharon Hudgins has written a vivid and engrossing book about a part of the world that's both geographically and ethnically complex. She's done much to make the unfamiliar familiar. - Larry McMurtry; Rare is the person who can step into the wonderland of Siberia and capture the culture and spirit of its people. Sharon Hudgins has done that and more. This is a warm, considered, and completely engaging work from start to finish... a window into the soul of Siberia. - James Cramer, President & CEO, World Learning; ... an animated examination of grim, grimy, and unpredictably gracious ordinary life in the extraordinary place she calls Absurdistan. - Alfred Friendly, Jr., coauthor, Ecocide in the USSR, and former Newsweek Moscow Bureau Chief

About the Author

A food and travel writer, Sharon Hudgins has taught for the University of Maryland University College in Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Hudgins currently resides in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, Tom.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st August 2004


Sharon Hudgins

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Texas A & M University Press


348 pages


Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
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