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Nicolai Lilin - Author

About the Author

Nicolai Lilin was born in 1981 and grew up in the small republic of Transnistria, which declared its independence in 1990 but has never been recognised. Nicolai left home to fight in the Russian army against the Chechens. He later lived in Ireland, before moving to Italy, where he continues to work as a tattooist in Turin.

Featured books by Nicolai Lilin

Other books by Nicolai Lilin

Free Fall A Sniper's Story from Chechnya

Free Fall A Sniper's Story from Chechnya

Author: Nicolai Lilin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Free Fall tells the brutal engrossing story of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian Soldier. Nicolai Lilin was trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This hardened and close-knit band of brothers, operating beyond the control of military code, faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel mines and torture of the most extreme kind. Free Fall offers a sniper's-eye view of one of the most controversial wars in living memory. It is unflinching, unforgiving and unputdownable.

Siberian Education Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

Siberian Education Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

Author: Nicolai Lilin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

In a contested, lawless region between Moldova and Ukraine known as Transnistria, a tightly knit group of honest criminals live according to strict codes of ritualized respect and fierce loyalty. In a voice utterly compelling and unforgettable, Nicolai Lilin, born and raised within this exotic subculture, tells the story of his moral education outside the bounds of society as we know it, where men uphold values with passion-and often by brute force.