A History of Siberia and the Russian Far East 1581-1991
Hardback 288pp Illus
9780340971246   Product Code: 22294
Behind Russia's European West lies a vast hinterland that has shaped its character and destiny: Siberia. Yet for all the chilly resonance of its name, this remote and inhospitable region remains little understood. This account brings to life four centuries of expansion, conquest, political exile and interminable winter to portray - both thematically and chronologically - the economic, geographic, environmental and cultural developments of this mysterious land, and the experiences of its inhabitants, both Russian and indigenous.