October 21, 2014

David Greene spoke about his book, Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia, with NPR's Madhulika Sikka at Politics & Prose on Tuesday October 21, 2014.

Far away from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists. Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country s snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia a nation that boasts open elections and new found prosperity but continues to endure oppression, corruption, a dwindling population, and stark inequality.

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ISBN: 9780393351873
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015