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eBook Jonathan Dimbleby's Russia ePub
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
Language: English
ISBN: 0563539127
ISBN13: 978-0563539124
Publisher: BBC Books (2008)
Pages: 352
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 323
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ePub file: 1440 kb
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Jonathan Dimbleby (born 31 July 1944) is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, and author. He is the son of Richard Dimbleby and younger brother of British TV presenter David Dimbleby.

Jonathan Dimbleby (born 31 July 1944) is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, and author. Dimbleby was educated at Charterhouse, a boys' independent school in Surrey. Later, he studied Farm Management at the Royal Agricultural College and graduated in 1965. He studied philosophy at University College London and graduated in 1970

With Jonathan Dimbleby, Valentin Khagdaev, Olga Fleshler, Tatiana Baukova. Jonathan Dimbleby makes an epic journey from one end of Russia to the other killing cliches and reveling in the unpredictable.

With Jonathan Dimbleby, Valentin Khagdaev, Olga Fleshler, Tatiana Baukova.

Подписчиков: 9 ты. себе: Author, broadcaster, documentary maker.

SKU: Russia -JONATHAN DIMBLEBY Categories: Books, rent Affairs. Russia is a country in transition. It is a land of exotic treasures with a culture rich in world-famous artists, writers and musicians

SKU: Russia -JONATHAN DIMBLEBY Categories: Books, rent Affairs. It is a land of exotic treasures with a culture rich in world-famous artists, writers and musicians. It is a swiftly modernizing economy yet still a place of corruption, suppression and secrecy, trying to shake off its recent, bloody past of Communist dictatorship. Yet, shrouded in myth and ice, it is little understood by the rest of the world.

Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby. Jonathan Dimbleby explores ten thousand miles of one of the world's most awe-inspiring countries.

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Jonathan Dimbleby is a writer and filmmaker based in England. His five-part series on Russia was broadcast by BBC2 and accompanied by his book Russia: A Journal to the Heart of a Land and its People. Destiny in the Desert was recently nominated for the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize. Books by Jonathan Dimbleby.

Dimbleby at a charity event in support of Book Aid International in 2016. Jonathan Dimbleby (born 31 July 1944) is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, an author and historian

Dimbleby at a charity event in support of Book Aid International in 2016. Jonathan Dimbleby (born 31 July 1944) is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, an author and historian. YouTube Encyclopedic.

Dimbleby was educated at the Charterhouse School, a boys' Independent school in Godalming, Surrey in Southern England. He graduated from University College, London in 1965 having read for a Philosophy degree. He studied in the same department as the author Ken Follett. In July 2008 he was made an Honorary Graduand of the University of Exeter. Dimbleby began his career on ITV where he was a presenter of "This Week" and of documentaries for Yorkshire Television.

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A 10,000 mile journey. His dvd, which I have and have watched several times, is good enough as a help to sights and sounds. It is 5 hours long divided into 5 parts.

His book takes me, in my humble opinion, into the depths of his encounters with the Russian people. Thousands of details are in the book. Real depth of understanding in the book if only because so very many more situations and people are covered.

At the very end of the book is an account of his meeting young people in a cafe in Vladivostok. They talk of the future. Dimbleby makes comments in the book not heard in the dvd. Stunning comments.

He compares this cafe conversation to a party conversation in St. Petersburg at the distant early beginnings of his travel. The wish for more control over the media and a disregard for democracy is obvious. Even for young people who have an education including graduate studies in America.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. An old saying from an old farmboy-----me.

The depth of the book far exceeds the dvd. It is a real study. I've only begun but the book will be bedsise reading for a long time.
Cyregaehus
I was in Russia at the time I picked up this book and started reading...not believing I would "get in to it" or finish it, for that matter, but I was hooked after just a few pages...Dimbleby was putting in to words the exact feelings that I was experiencing while visiting this unique country. I consider this one of the best books I have ever read, and the important thing is that it opened up a whole new realm of interest...Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy, Putin, Stalin, Russian history and culture. It's an eye opener to the political issues we are dealing with in this country today.
Xellerlu
Excellent book giving the feel of travelling with the author from one end of Russia to the other. Will re-read.
Nidor
Good and easy to read description of Russia. Insights of everyday life that otherwise couldn't be tasted. In depth knowlege of the feelings and culture of the Russian people
Xurad
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The book is wonderful ...I am a fan for some years, of everything "Russia" and in 2008 I was lucky enough to visit Russia for 3 weeks with my son. We travelled by bus between Moscow and St Petersberg and stayed in local hotels and travelled by local transport around the cities. There is nothing like trying to get as close as possible to the "locals" when travelling.

I suggest that if you want to "do" Russia. Do it like we did.

"Leroy 111"
Clonanau
Brilliantly written! Learned a lot about Russia!
Leniga
Well researched, well written and most informative. It gives a very real view of this vast country and of the lives of its people.
From Page 228 (my book) Oleg
“Who’s to blame? Of course we could blame the government and we could blame our leaders, but I reckon we have to blame ourselves, me and millions of Russians. Why? Because we don’t vote, we don’t believe in anything, we don’t believe that it will make a difference. We get leaders we deserve. We steal and we think nothing of stealing because everyone is stealing.”

To begin with the author is certainly opinionated, so this is no National Geographic travelogue that espouses the beauty of a country. In fact I found it downright negative, more so at the beginning. He is derogatory about Russia’s two major cities – St. Petersburg and Moscow – but he does back this up with his observations as he travels the length and breadth of this diverse country.

This is a people oriented travelogue – there are many fascinating interviews that take place in urban, rural and remote areas. I did feel the author, at the beginning, tended to romanticize both the rural peasant and Russia’s ethnic minorities. For instance on page 152 (of my book) he offers to help a group of men and women he doesn’t even know who are labouring in a potato field. One of the workers responds to him “Get us a potato lifter”, and perhaps cussing at him as well. One wonders what the author was thinking – was he there to “play peasant”? But we feel changes and growth on the part of the author, because later in the book from page 302:

“I forced myself to focus more sharply on the passing landscape and particularly at the villages: mean houses, bungalow size, many of them boarded up and surrounded by rank grass, with weeds settling in broken gutters, cart tracks for main streets... a listless horse standing in the shafts of a cart... The images trapped in my mind were not of the twenty-first century... This was rural life in the raw, without varnish.”

Overall he gives us a view of a people downtrodden by their country; with no place to wage a battle against injustice. The press (most of it), the politicians, the government is inoperable – the infrastructure is in denial from top to bottom. He takes us to Chapaevsk which has been polluted and contaminated from decades of research and experimentation in biological and chemical warfare. Cancer rates are all above average. We are taken to the Siberian city of Irkutsk where there is an AIDS epidemic. Red Cross workers are struggling to get the government to help and acknowledge the problem. And this also exemplifies the xenophobia that exists, we are provided with several examples where any Western influence (particularly from the U.S.) is exaggerated and is seen to threaten the integrity of Russia. Historically this has been the case in Russia from the Czar’s to Stalin and now Putin. And perhaps this is what has prevented Russia from “absorbing” the “human rights values” of Western societies.

Despite, at times, the overly self-obsessive preoccupations of the writer this book is well worth it. The range of his coverage is extraordinary. One gets a view of individuals in Russia struggling in their own way to overcome their tormented past.
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