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The Amur River – Between Russia and China

Colin Thubron In Conversation With Sophy Roberts

60 mins watch time

Posted September 2021

Inspirational, Travel

In his 80th year, travel writer Colin Thubron made a dramatic and ambitious journey along the 3000-mile river that divides China and Russia: the most densely fortified frontier on Earth. The Amur River is the tenth longest river in the world, rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific. For 1,100 miles it forms the tense border between Russia and China. Offering a unique perspective of two of the world’s superpowers via the story of the Amur, this talk represents both an urgent lesson in history and the culmination of an astonishing career.