“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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The Quest for Forbidden Lands – Russians in Inner Asia

Posted: October 16th, 2018 | No Comments »
Alexandre Andreyev, Mikhail Baskhanov and Tatyana Yusupo’s The Quest for Forbidden Lands is both a good read and beautifully illustrated…sadly it’s also very expensive so probably a library borrow..
The Quest for Forbidden Lands: Nikolai Przhevalskii and his Followers on Inner Asian Tracks is a collection of biographical essays of outstanding Russian explorers of Inner Asia of the late nineteenth – early twentieth century, Nikolai Przhevalskii, Vsevolod Roborovskii, Mikhail Pevtsov, Petr Kozlov, Grigorii Grumm-Grzhimailo and Bronislav Grombchevskii, almost all senior army officers. Their expeditions were organized by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society with some assistance from the military department with a view of exploring and mapping the vast uncharted territories of Inner Asia, being the Western periphery of the Manchu-Chinese Empire. The journeys of these pioneers were a great success and gained world renown for their many discoveries and the valuable collections they brought from the region.
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