Return to Moscow
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 332 pages
SIZE: 243 (h) x 153 (w) mm
ISBN: 9781742589299
RIGHTS: World rights
CATEGORY: General Non-fiction, New Releases, Tony Kevin,
EBOOK AVAILABILITY There is currently no eBook for this title.

Return to Moscow

$29.99

by Tony Kevin


Forty-eight years ago, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off on his first diplomatic posting to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. In the Russian winter of 2016 he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days?

Tony Kevin had a successful and challenging diplomatic career, ending with ambassadorships to Poland (1991-94) and Cambodia (1994-97). He now applies his attention to Vladimir Putin's Russia, a government and nation routinely demonised and disdained in Western capitals. Why does President Putin arouse such a high level of Western antagonism? Is the West throwing away the lessons of recent history in recklessly drifting into a perilous and unnecessary new Cold War confrontation against Russia?

Tony Kevin invites readers to see this great nation anew: to explore with him the complex roots of Russian national identity and values, drawing on its traumatic recent sevety-year Soviet Communist past and its momentous thousand-year history as a great Orthodox Christian nation that has both loved and feared 'the West,' and which the West has loved and feared back in equal measure. 

 

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Praise for Return to Moscow:

Anyone headed for Russia could follow Kevin’s itinerary, his book in hand, to his or her advantage.

NICK HORDERN, AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW

 

An optimistic and positive portrait.

STEVEN CARROLL, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD