By Leitch Ritchie
In 1835 Leitch Ritchie (1800–1865) a Scottish novelist and journalist took a visit to Russia. He was hoping to develop into familiar with glossy Russia, and to be enabled to shape a few notion of the genuine development of her civilization, in up to now at the very least, as this is often indicated within the manners of the folk; at Moscow, within the heretofore capital of the Tsars, he was hoping to discover himself within the very center of the traditional empire, the place the tribes and international locations of the far-off dependencies nonetheless inn as to a typical centre; and in Poland a chance might manifest itself of learning the nature of the main attention-grabbing of the conquered provinces, the maintenance of which bills extra in blood, and tears, and cash than an entire continent is worth.
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A Journey to St. Petersburg and Moscow through Courland and Livonia. (Elibron Classics) by Leitch Ritchie