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The Resource Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia, Lisa Dickey

Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia, Lisa Dickey

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Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia
Title
Bears in the streets
Title remainder
three journeys across a changing Russia
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Lisa Dickey
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eng
Summary
"Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times-- in 1995, 2005 and 2015-- making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs of ordinary people's lives, in the process painting a deeply nuanced portrait of modern Russia. From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a farmer in Buryatia, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a wealthy 'New Russian' family in Chelyabinsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Along the way, she explores dramatic changes in everything from technology to social norms, drinks copious amounts of vodka, and learns firsthand how the Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin. Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, and filled with wacky travel stories, unexpected twists, and keen insights, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today"--
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Review
Adventures in Russia over three trips in 20 years.In 1995, Los Angeles–based ghostwriter Dickey ventured to Russia in her late 20s in order to perfect her Russian and ply her trade as a writer. A fortuitous advertisement and encounter with American photojournalist Gary Matoso resulted in a three-month trek from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg, where Dickey was based, meeting people in the Russian hinterlands and chronicling personal stories along the way. After her initial trip resulted in a blog, the author returned in 2005 to track down many of the same people the journalist duo had met in 1995. Finally, in 2015, Dickey returned alone to write this spirited account of regular Russians living in a vastly changed landscape from her 1995 visit. Moving back and forth to compare her earlier trips, Dickey witnessed the rise of tourism, once virtually unheard of; the flourishing of the once-vilified Jewish community in Birobidzhan despite the fact that many of the Jewish people she first met in 1995 had left; the rise of small entrepreneurs struggling in the wake of the “ruble krizis” such as in Chita, in eastern Siberia; the Buryat farmers of Galtai, who still slaughter sheep in the manner of Genghis Khan; the environmental damages to the magnificent freshwater Lake Baikal; the underground gay scene in Novosibirsk; and the travails of a Moscow rap star, among other stories. Now in middle age and married to a woman in LA, Dickey had to come out to many of her Russian acquaintances unfamiliar with lesbianism, and she dreaded their disapproval. However, despite the general anti-Western sentiment she endured—President Barack Obama was considered untrustworthy, while Ukraine was claimed as Russian—the author presents nuanced portraits. An affecting travelogue that reveals true Russian personality.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2016)
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Dickey, Lisa
Dewey number
914.704/86
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK510.76
LC item number
.D53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dickey, Lisa
  • Social change
  • Autobiography
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
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adult
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three journeys across a changing Russia
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Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia, Lisa Dickey
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Contents
Three journeys -- Vladivostok : the lighthouse jeepers -- Birobidzhan : Stalin's Jewish homeland -- Chita : there will be Disneyland -- Ulan-Ude : byoorn and tyoorn -- Galtai : slaughter and feast -- Baikal : deep water -- Novosibirsk : circle of life -- Chelyabinsk : meteors and missiles -- Kazan : the soldier's mother -- Moscow : the Russian rap star -- St. Petersburg : five generations
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781250092298
Lccn
2016036422
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)964661137
  • (OCoLC)ocn964661137
  • 524991
Label
Bears in the streets : three journeys across a changing Russia, Lisa Dickey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Three journeys -- Vladivostok : the lighthouse jeepers -- Birobidzhan : Stalin's Jewish homeland -- Chita : there will be Disneyland -- Ulan-Ude : byoorn and tyoorn -- Galtai : slaughter and feast -- Baikal : deep water -- Novosibirsk : circle of life -- Chelyabinsk : meteors and missiles -- Kazan : the soldier's mother -- Moscow : the Russian rap star -- St. Petersburg : five generations
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781250092298
Lccn
2016036422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)964661137
  • (OCoLC)ocn964661137
  • 524991

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