Behind the enigmatic iron curtain of Soviet officialdom,Laurens Van der Post discovered the real Russia - treasured by it;s ordinary people.
Journey Into Russia is the extraordinary record of an extraordinary journey into the heartland -- and the hearts -- of the Russian people. Twenty years ago, master storyteller Laurens van der Post travelled thousands of miles across Russia meeting people from every ethnic, educational and occupational background. Wherever he went, he talked and listened, supplementing what he saw and heard with wide reading. The result is this unique book -- a vision, both informed and intuitive, of the people who inhabit more than eight million square miles of the earth. With the ideological warfare between the United States and Russia continuing to escalate, the need for Western understanding of the Russian psyche is more important today than ever before. Journey Into Russia is a beautifully written, highly original book that makes a powerful contribution to this understanding