R is for Russia

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Review

A trip on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok takes six days to cover the 9000km from one side of the biggest country in the world to the other - this engaging book reveals many fascinating facts about Russia.

Did you know that the underground railways in Moscow and St Petersburg are decorated with mosaics, paintings, sculpture and even chandeliers? Have you ever drunk tea from a traditional samovar? Or eaten pancakes which symbolise the sun at Maslenitsa, the feast which celebrates the end of winter?

The dramatic photographs in this new addition to the World Alphabet series whet the appetite to explore the many different landscapes, traditions, culture and history of Russia, a country rich in heritage and colour.

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