Oliver Bullough is Caucasus editor for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and author of Let Our Fame Be Great, which won the Overseas Press Club Cornelius Ryan Award. He lives in London.
Kirkus Reviews <br> In a vivid, colorful account of his journeys, Bullough starkly chronicles the visible evidence of Russia's despair in abandoned villages, ruined farms, shuttered factories and ubiquitous drunkenness...Part biography, part travelogue, a perceptive, sad and very personal analysis of the decline of a once-great nation. <br><br> Booklist <br> An inquisitive traveler, Bullough conveys a vividly descriptive impression of contemporary Russia. <br><br>Andrew Meier, author of The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service <br> Few in the West dare take note of 'the Russian cross' the birth and death rates that head in opposite directions and forecast a grim future for the world's largest country. But Oliver Bullough travels Russia with eyes wide open. The Last Man in Russia is an archeological dig in search of a moral compass. Tracing the life of a single priest--from believer to dissident to apologist for the state and even Stalin--he lays bare the troubles haunting the 'new Russia.' <br>