21 September 2007

Book Review: Buyuk Geri Sicrama

Title: Buyuk Geri Sicrama Yikinti ve Umut Rusyasinda Roportaj
Writer: Henri Alleg
Year: 1998
Pages: 192

The book says that this is an interview book but there is not any inside.The book was written in '98, Russia was passing through hard times.The author supports the idea that the old USSR days were better.Now the book is outdated and Russia is not in a bad situation as the book describes.The Ideefixe link is here.

Book Review: Sovyet Rusya'da Devlet Teroru

Title: Sovyet Rusya'da Devlet Teroru
Writer: Necip Hablemitoglu
Year: 1974(1st edition),2004(2nd edition)
Pages: 224

Although the back cover claims that the books is a well written research material,it is not.In fact it should not be a book, is it just a paragraph saying that the lots people were forces to work in labor camps with extremely hard conditions and many died.That's all the books says but it says it over and over again with no new interesting stories.
Waste of time.You can find it ad Ideefixe.

18 September 2007

Back in Russia

This time Moscow was sunny (at least in the first few days).On my previous visits I got the idea that Moscow was a gray city,now I realized that it is a green and beautiful city.This time i had time to visit Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts which has Rembrandt,Durer,Peter Bruegel the Elder and many more.Too bad that the explanations under the paintings were in Russian and the audioguide covered only a few.After the visit my friends said that most of those Russian explanations were stating that the art piece was in fact a copy :)

Just opposite the museum there exists a huge chuch named 'Christ the Saviour'

02 September 2007