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To Catch a Tartar: Notes from the Caucasus
To Catch a Tartar Notes from the Caucasus
Author: Chris Bird
From Amazon: — "To catch a Tartar": it has ever been thus when the Russian empire has sought to subdue the Chechens. The war continues to this day at inhuman cost in the valleys and mountains of the Caucasus. Sergei Novikov, a colonel and Arabist in the KGB, warned Chris Bird in 1993 not to go to the Caucasus, telling him he would be shot or kidn...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780719560279
ISBN-10: 0719560276
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 304
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Publisher: John Murray Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Bird does a good job in presenting the plight of the Chechen people, whose current story (let alone history) is little known outside Russia, save occasional headlines here and there. I confess I ended up skimming towards the end for the last couple of chapters (the Chechen story is rather grim and doesn't get better), but can recommend the book as an engaging, first-hand, objective account.


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