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Midnight in Siberia - A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

David Greene

After two and a half years as NPR’s Moscow bureau chief|David Greene travels across the country—a 6,000 mile journey by rail|from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok—to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline—grabbing protests in Moscow|Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo|a teenager hawking “space rocks” from last spring’s meteor shower in Chelyabinsk|and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution—choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers|Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression|corruption|and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia|Greene’s lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.

After two and a half years as NPR’s Moscow bureau chief|David Greene travels across the country—a 6,000 mile journey by rail|from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok—to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline—grabbing protests in Moscow|Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo|a teenager hawking “space rocks” from last spring’s meteor shower in Chelyabinsk|and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution—choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers|Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression|corruption|and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia|Greene’s lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.
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History

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After two and a half years as NPR’s Moscow bureau chief|David Greene travels across the country—a 6,000 mile journey by rail|from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok—to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Reaching beyond the headline—grabbing protests in Moscow|Green speaks with a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo|a teenager hawking “space rocks” from last spring’s meteor shower in Chelyabinsk|and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution—choked town of Baikalsk. Through the stories of fellow travelers|Greene explores the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia: a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression|corruption|and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia|Greene’s lively travel narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of twentieth-century Russia: how its people remember their history and look forward to the future.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:58