The Spine of Russia is a stunning, oversized coffee table book (nearly two feet wide when open) that features 200+ images from the epic trans-Russia road trip, The Spine of Russia. Also includes a dozen texts (in both English and Russian) ruminating on themes from the trip. Print run is limited!
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On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1894: Pyotr Kapitsa, physicist and Nobel laureate (1978), born (died 1984)
1925: Future cosmonaut Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev born in Chelizshevo, Vologda, Russia.
1927: Vladimir Motyl, film director, born
1939: Future cosmonaut Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov born in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
1944: Gennady Zyuganov, KPRF (Communist Party) leader, born
1945: The Charter of the United Nations (UN) was signed in San Francisco, California, by 50 nations.
1966: Spiral spaceplane authorized. The Spiral system consisted of three main components: the GSR reusable hypersonic air-breathing launch aircraft; RB expendable two stage rocket; and the OS orbital spaceplane.