A Russian Diary

Politkovskaya, Anna
Publisher:  Harvill Secker
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8112

The late Anna Politkovskaya's diary is less a personal history than a chronicle of what was happening politically in Russia over a period of three years. Her story is the story of her country from Putin's 2004 re-election to the tragedy of Beslan: observations on televised debates, overheard conversations, talking to war widows. Filling the pages with the voices of the people. The distinctive feature of her reporting was her verbatim stating of facts from from her witnesses. For that reason her version of history is read in the West but virtually ignored in Russia.

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