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
1530: Ivan Vasilyevich, crowned Ivan IV ("the Terrible) in 1547, born.
1698: Peter I cuts short his travels in Europe to rush home after hearing of the Streltsy uprising.
1812: Nikolai Zinin, organic chemist and private tutor to Alfred Nobel, born (died 1880). Inventor of the "Zinin reduction."
1917: "Kornilov Affair" begins
1921: Nikolai Gumilev is executed (date is presumed; was rehabilitated only in 1991)
1930: Georgy Daneliya, film director, born
1941: Soviet and British troops invaded Iran in reaction to the Shah's refusal to reduce the number of German residents.
1942: Margarita Terekhova, actress, born
1944: Sergei Solovyov, film director, born
1991: Belarus declared its independence (sovereignty had been declared 13 months prior).
1997: "Culture" channel goes on air