The Volga. A Russian Journey

Geir Pollen

Volga. En russisk reise
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 2021
Narrative Non Fiction / History, Culture
160000 Words
Extensive English sample material available

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The Story of a River, Country and People

No Russian river comes close to having the same status in the life and history of the Russian people as the Volga — Europe’s longest river. It has been a major transportation artery and a cultural meeting place, but also a battlefield, between north and south, east and west. The Volga was sailed by Scandinavian Vikings and Central European traders; it was where settled Slavs and Asiatic nomads competed for land, and Christians and Muslims fought for the souls of men. For better or worse, the story of the river is the story of the country. Along the Volga Russia grew into the country that the West has tried, but never succeeded to understand.

Foreign rights

Znak, Poland