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
1569: Poland and Lithuania unite in an Act of Union, seeming to herald the founding of a huge eastern empire.
1828: Russian State Library founded
1839: Silver ruble is created, equal to 3.5 paper rubles (assignatsia).
1865: First part of Tolstoy's War and Peace (titled "The Year 1805") published in Russkiye Vedomosti. Part 2 published in November.
1882: Moscow Telephone System established
1889: Vera Mukhina, sculptor, born (died 1953)
1894: Isaak Babel, writer, born (executed 1940)
1903: Chinese-Eastern Railway, from Harbin to Vladivostok, opened.
1907: Varlam Shalamov, writer, born (died 1982)
1968: US, Russia and UK sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
1991: Warsaw Pact disbanded