The Volga: A History of Russia's Greatest River

The Volga: A History of Russia's Greatest River
 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free (donation requested)

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The longest river in Europe, the Volga stretches over three and a half thousand kilometres from the heart of Russia to the Caspian Sea, separating west from east. The river has played a crucial role in the history of the peoples who are now a part of the Russian Federation—and has united and divided the land through which it flows.

In her recently published book The Volga Janet Hartley explores the history of Russia through the river from the seventh century to the present day. She looks at it as an artery for trade and as a testing ground for the Russian Empire’s control of the borderlands, at how it featured in Russian literature and art, and how it was crucial for the outcome of the Second World War at Stalingrad. This vibrant account unearths what life on the river was really like, telling the story of its diverse people and its vital place in Russian history.

The Volga: a History of Russia's Greatest River is available in the Pushkin House Shop. All proceeds from the shop go to Pushkin House.


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  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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2021-05-05 18:00 2021-05-05 18:00 Europe/London The Volga: A History of Russia's Greatest River Join Janet Hartley for a rich exploration of the Volga that reveals the river's vital place in Russian history. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/05/the-volga-a-history-of-russias-greatest-river-254388 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.