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D.I.Y. detente A guide to meeting people in the Soviet Union

£18.00

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If you go to the Soviet Union how much of the country will you really see? Will you be stuck
with the officially organized tours or can you give them a miss? What is it like to be part of
a delegation and how can you make contact with the unofficial peace movement without
being tailed by the KGB? Where in Moscow can you get a four-course meal for under £1 and
why is it a good idea to get lost on the Moscow Metro? Why should you take a bottle of vodka
and a copy of the Sun with you to the Soviet Union? What really happened when the
"Greenham women' went to the USSR?
You'll find the answers to these questions and many more among the stories told by the
eighteen travellers in this book. They write frankly about their first-hand encounters with officialdom, the Peace Committee and the KGB. But they also look at the country's other face: the
extraordinary generosity, interest and concern of the people they meet through the unofficial
peace movement and through random encounters. Their experience suggests that it may be
easier than we think to break down the seemingly formidable barriers between ordinary
people of the Soviet Union and the West. This book will whet your appetite for your
own Russian experience; its wealth of practical detail will help you survive it.

Hard copy with dust jacket, very good condition

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Ann Pettitt
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780704326064
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780704326064
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Quartet books

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If you go to the Soviet Union how much of the country will you really see? Will you be stuck
with the officially organized tours or can you give them a miss? What is it like to be part of
a delegation and how can you make contact with the unofficial peace movement without
being tailed by the KGB? Where in Moscow can you get a four-course meal for under £1 and
why is it a good idea to get lost on the Moscow Metro? Why should you take a bottle of vodka
and a copy of the Sun with you to the Soviet Union? What really happened when the
"Greenham women' went to the USSR?
You'll find the answers to these questions and many more among the stories told by the
eighteen travellers in this book. They write frankly about their first-hand encounters with officialdom, the Peace Committee and the KGB. But they also look at the country's other face: the
extraordinary generosity, interest and concern of the people they meet through the unofficial
peace movement and through random encounters. Their experience suggests that it may be
easier than we think to break down the seemingly formidable barriers between ordinary
people of the Soviet Union and the West. This book will whet your appetite for your
own Russian experience; its wealth of practical detail will help you survive it.

Hard copy with dust jacket, very good condition

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Ann Pettitt
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780704326064
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780704326064
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Quartet books

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