9781451678871-1451678878-The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule

The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule

ISBN-13: 9781451678871
ISBN-10: 1451678878
Author: Igort
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781451678871
ISBN-10: 1451678878
Author: Igort
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged author Igort wrote The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule comprising 384 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1451678878 and 9781451678871. Since then The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.79 or rent at the marketplace.

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Written and illustrated by an award-winning artist and translated into English for the first time, Igort’s The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks is a collection of two harrowing works of graphic nonfiction about life under Russian foreign rule.

After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting the stories of the survivors and witnesses to Soviet rule, masterful Italian graphic novelist Igort was compelled to illuminate two shadowy moments in recent history: the Ukraine famine and the assassination of a Russian journalist. Now he brings those stories to new life with in-depth reporting and deep compassion.

In The Russian Notebooks, Igort investigates the murder of award-winning journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkoyskaya. Anna spoke out frequently against the Second Chechen War, criticizing Vladimir Putin. For her work, she was detained, poisoned, and ultimately murdered. Igort follows in her tracks, detailing Anna’s assassination and the stories of abuse, murder, abduction, and torture that Russia was so desperate to censor. In The Ukrainian Notebooks, Igort reaches further back in history and illustrates the events of the 1932 Holodomor. Little known outside of the Ukraine, the Holodomor was a government-sanctioned famine, a peacetime atrocity during Stalin’s rule that killed anywhere from 1.8 to twelve million ethnic Ukrainians. Told through interviews with the people who lived through it, Igort paints a harrowing picture of hunger and cruelty under Soviet rule.

With elegant brush strokes and a stark color palette, Igort has transcribed the words and emotions of his subjects, revealing their intelligence, humanity, and honesty—and exposing the secret world of the former USSR.

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