The Spine of Russia is a stunning, oversized coffee table book (nearly two feet wide when open) that features 200+ images from the epic trans-Russia road trip, The Spine of Russia. Also includes a dozen texts (in both English and Russian) ruminating on themes from the trip. Print run is limited!
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On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1853: Aleksei Brusilov, military leader, born
1907: St. Petersburg Convention signed by Russia and Britain, settling differences over Persia, Afghanistan and Tibet and establishing the Triple Entente (including France).
1941: Marina Tsvetaeva, poet, committed suicide
1944: Russian troops and tanks captured Bucharest, Romania, and received a huge welcome from the people.
1983: Korean passenger plane is shot down over Sakhalin Island, killing 269.
1986: Admiral Nakhimov, Soviet passenger ship, collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea. Both ships sank, killing 448 people.
1991: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the Soviet Union.
1994: Troops of the former Soviet Union ended half a century of military presence on German soil with a farewell ceremony presided over by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.