As an expat living in Russia since 2005, Maya Krivchenia knows the different things that make this country remarkable. In December 2013, she and co-author Alexander Rodionov, founder and director of Russia’s leading Destination Management Company, published a compelling handbook designed especially for those who want to know more about Russia and make the most out of their travels there. “Russia Survival Guide” has arrived just in time for the upcoming Winter Olympics which will be held in the Russian city of Sochi.
“Russia Survival Guide” is different from other travel guides out there in that it is conversational in tone and is written by two people who live in and have fallen in love with Russia. It is a treasure trove of historical and cultural facts and figures which are made more immersive by the authors’ personal stories. It is also a great reference guide for anyone planning to travel to Russia, providing answers to questions regarding the visa process, what to expect upon arriving, the modes of transportation and what cultural spots to visit, to name a few.
“Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing,” says Krivchenia, “Our goal is to explain some of Russia’s unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourists, and all others can appreciate this amazing country.”
Suitable for travelers and armchair travelers, “Russia Survival Guide” discusses all pertinent topics – from the country’s architecture to the traffic – in a chatty and thoroughly enjoyable manner.
Russia Survival GuideBy Alexander Rodionov & Maya KrivcheniaSoftcover | $19.99 | 186 pages | ISBN 9781493125708Hardcover | $29.99; 186 pages | ISBN 9781493125715E-book | $ 3.99| ISBN 9781493125722
About the AuthorsMaya Krivchenia grew up in a small Appalachian town in southeastern Ohio. After attending Eastman School of Music for her undergraduate degree in vocal performance, Krivchenia went on to the Ohio State University to do her master’s degree in vocal performance. In 2005 she won a Fulbright Fellowship to come to Russia and study Russian opera and art song at the Mariisnky Theater’s Academy of Young Singers. After finishing her master’s she returned to St. Petersburg where has been living, working, and singing ever since. Every year Krivchenia gives many solo concerts and returns the United States to give charity concerts when her schedule allows.
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