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The Resource Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Erika Fatland ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Erika Fatland ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

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Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Title
Sovietistan
Title remainder
travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Statement of responsibility
Erika Fatland ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Title variation
Sovietistan
Title variation remainder
a journey through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
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  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. How have these countries developed since then? In the Kyrgyzstani villages Erika Fatland meets victims of the widely known tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Soviet Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets Chinese shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea and she witnesses the fall of a dictator. She travels incognito through Turkmenistan, a country that is closed to journalists. She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan, survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010, German Menonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago. During her travels, she observes how ancient customs clash with gas production and she witnesses the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in Nationalist colours. In these countries, that used to be the furthest border of the Soviet Union, life follows another pace of time. Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the bleakness of Soviet architecture, Erika Fatland moves with her openness towards the people and the landscapes around her
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Summary
Draws on the author’s undercover visits in a report on the five Central Asian regions that established independent statehoods in 1991 that discusses how ancient history, cultural traditions and Soviet influences have shaped their government experiments in democracy and dictatorship
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10835590
Cataloging source
SALS
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1983-
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Fatland, Erika
Dewey number
958
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1983-
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Dickson, Kari
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True
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  • Fatland, Erika
  • Turkmenistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Uzbekistan
Target audience
adult
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travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan
Label
Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Erika Fatland ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066066517
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857057761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, 1 map, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1117767397
Label
Sovietistan : travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Erika Fatland ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066066517
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857057761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, 1 map, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1117767397

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