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A small corner of hell : dispatches from Chechnya

Author: Anna Politkovskai︠a︡
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Anna Politkovskaya, a correspondent for Novaya gazeta, has gathered together a collection of articles and columns which offer a rare insider's view of life in Chechnya. The book recounts the horrors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Russian
Named Person: Anna Politkovskai︠a︡; Anna Politkovskai︠a︡
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Politkovskai︠a︡
ISBN: 9780226674339 0226674339
OCLC Number: 123415865
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2003.
Description: vi, 224 pages, 1 unnumbered pages of plates : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Whose Truth? / Georgi Derluguian --
Prologue: London, May 2002 : the beginning --
Ordinary Chechen Life in Wartime: It's Nice to Be Deaf ; The Chiri-Yurt Settlement ; Makhkety : a concentration camp with a commercial streak ; A zone within a zone ; The hundredth Grozny blockade ; Viktoria and Aleksandr : Grozny newlyweds ; A village that no longer exists ; A lawless enclave ; A nameless girl from nowhere ; The burning cross of Tsotsan-Yurt ; Starye Atagi : the twentieth purge ; V-day ; The Chechen choice : from the carpet to the conveyer belt ; What are the rules of the game? --
Modern Russian life against the backdrop of the war: Ruslan Aushev : "Nobody guarantees life in Chechnya today" ; A pogrom ; Five hundred rubles for your wife : the Chechnya Special Operation ruins the country ; Chechnya's unique Islam ; Executions of reporters ; Russia's secret heroes ; Killed by his own ; It's hard to get cartridges in Mozhaisk --
Who wants this war?: An oligaqrchy of generals ; Miracle fields ; Boys and girls ; Westernizers and easternizers ; Chechnya as the price for the UN Secretary-General's post ; Special Operation Zyaszikov ; We survived again! : a chronicle of Colonel Mironov's luck --
Epilogue: London, May 2002 : an ending without closure --
Afterword: Yellow on black.
Other Titles: Vtorai︠a︡ chechenskai︠a︡.
Dispatches from Chechnya
Responsibility: Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Alexander Burry and Tatiana Tulchinsky ; with an introduction by Georgi Derluguian.
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"[A Small Corner of Hell] skips harrowingly from year to year and place to place. The arch-villains are the Russian death squads, venal and brutal, and the complacent, lying politicians and generals Read more...

 
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