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Vsevolod Ovchinnikov, an Orientalist, famous journalist, and vice-president of the Sino-Russian Friendship Association, was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1926. He took an active part in the great War of Defence from 1943 to 1945. After graduation from the Chinese Language Department of Moscow Foreign Languages University, he worked as a Pravda from 1962 to 1969, and in Britain from 1974 to 1978. Ovchinnikov has now to his credit 16 books dealing with his life as a journalist, among which there are four dedicated to what he saw and heard in China. They are: Journey to Tibet (1957), offering an insight into the customs and habits of Tibet; Five Thousand Years & Five Years (1959), describing the achievements made during the first 'Five-Year Plan' in China; Man and Dragon, portraying the taming of the Yellow River and the construction of the water conservancy project in the Sanmen Gorge; and the latest one, The Road to Shambala, depicting the author's adventures when he went to Tibet twice for news coverage.
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Book Description New World Press. Soft cover. Condition: New. Language:English.Author:Vsevolod Ovchinnikov.Binding:Soft Cover.Publisher:New World Press. Seller Inventory # 0700290