On October 16, The Japan Times published a great review of Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia by Andrei Znamenski.

The review, written by David Cozy, reads, The above [Alexander Barchenko, Ja-Lama and Nicholas Roerich] are only three out of the eleven figures historian Andrei Znamenski introduces at the beginning of Red Shambhala, and in their oddness and ambition — and the oddness of their ambitions — they are representative of the eccentric would-be messiahs (sincere and otherwise) who populate Znamenski’s lively account of the ways traditional beliefs common in Tibet, Mongolia, and surrounding areas came into play in the competition between Russia and England for dominance in that region.”

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