Sovietistan: travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Record no. 219417)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781643137698
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 915.80443
Item number F2T7
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Personal name Fatland, Erika
9 (RLIN) 415408
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Title Sovietistan: travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Pegasus Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2020
Place of publication, distribution, etc New York
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Extent 477p. col. ill.
Other physical details Includes maps, photographs, notes and biobliographical references
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Summary, etc An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world.<br/><br/>Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world.<br/><br/>Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments experimenting with both democracy and dictatorships.<br/><br/>In Kyrgyzstani villages, she meets victims of the tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea; she witnesses the fall of a dictator.<br/><br/>She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, and German Mennonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. We learn how ancient customs clash with gas production and witness the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in nationalist colors.<br/><br/>Once the frontier of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the brutalist Soviet architecture, Sovietistan is a rare and unforgettable adventure.<br/><br/><br/>http://pegasusbooks.com/books/sovietistan-9781643133263-hardcover
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Travel
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Central Asia
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Uzbekistan
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Turkmenistan
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Kyrgyzstan
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Tajikistan
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Kazakhstan
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Personal name Dickson, Kari
Relator term Translator
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Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Home library Current library Shelving location Date acquired Source of acquisition Cost, normal purchase price Item location Total Checkouts Total Renewals Full call number Barcode Date last seen Date last borrowed Cost, replacement price Koha item type
          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library General Stacks 13/10/2022 222 974.00 Rack 44-B / Slot 2495 (3rd Floor, East Wing) 2 3 915.80443 F2T7 205505 06/05/2023 16/04/2023 1567.16 Books

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