Watching The Russians (Dutch)

Maria Konyukova

Watching The Russians (Dutch)
ISBN: 9781909156395
Format: 203mm x 127mm
Paperback, 416 pages
Publication date: 1st August 2013
Paperback: €21.50
PDF: €13.80
Kindle: €13.80
EPUB: €13.80

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 5 vote(s).

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Category: Literature, Non-Fiction, Russian books
Level: Russian Literature

Konyukova’s Watching the Russians is not just a merry ride through everyday life in Russia. Full of self-irony, the book is a very practical guide from an insider perspective, which aims to give the reader a fundamental understanding of the country. Russians are no longer confined to Russian borders, but visible all over the world as tourists on holidays, as colleagues in international companies and as fellow neighbors.

Where do our judgments (both positive and negative) and our prejudices come from? In answer to that question, Konyukova examines not only the culturally coded differences in all aspects of life, but also explores the chaotic store of emotions in various social settings surrounding Russians. She is thus effortlessly able to refute common misconceptions and evoke understanding for Russian quirks and idiosyncracies, all with a healthy dose of humor.

The intention of Konyukova’s book is neither to preach nor to convert, but instead to provide a cheeky but affectionate insight into the Russian soul, which has always remained a bit of a mystery to the outside observer. In the end this also means that Konyukova's book is something of a traveller's guide to humanity at large.

Maria Konyukova

Maria Konyukova was born in Leningrad in 1972. She comes from a family of engineers and despite having graduated from St. Petersburg’s Technical University, she has preferred working as a freelance journalist and has written for a number of Russian publications.

She also lectures on journalism at two universities and is the author of a journalism textbook. Maria Konyukova lives in St. Petersburg.

Publication Details:

Binding:  Paperback , 416 pages
ISBN: 9781909156395
Format: 203mm x 127mm

Binding:  PDF , 416 pages
ISBN: 9781909156432
Format: PDF

Binding:  Kindle
ISBN: 9781909156425
Format: Kindle

Binding:  EPUB
ISBN: 9781909156418
Format: EPUB

Imprint: Glagoslav

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