Life in Russia

by Michael Binyon

Publisher: Berkley Books in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 298 Downloads: 431
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Subjects:

  • National characteristics, Russian,
  • Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- 1970-1991

Edition Notes

Includes index

StatementMichael Binyon
The Physical Object
Pagination298 p. ;
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22772269M
ISBN 100425081885

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