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Back in the USSR Heroic Adventures in Transnistria by Rory MacLean, Nick Danziger

Back in the USSR Heroic Adventures in Transnistria

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Transnistria - you can be forgiven for never having heard of it, I had to look it up on Wikipedia and find it’s an unrecognised yet independent presidential republic which some have labelled the North Korea of Europe, a rather chilling description. As Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger report it’s Soviet Russia in all but name, warning that you dismiss Transnistria at your peril as they reveal the chilling secrets and political machinations of this breakaway state.

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Back in the USSR Heroic Adventures in Transnistria by Rory MacLean, Nick Danziger

Ian Fleming could not have imagined a better place to set his latest thriller: an upstart mini-state at the edge of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied by Russian peace-keepers near the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in Adidas tracksuits hunt wild boar with AK-47s. Its young people train for revolution at the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership. Its secret factories have supplied arms to Chechnya and electrical cable to Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Its isolation and tiny size belie the real threat it poses to the West. To many observers Transnistria is the North Korea of Europe. Yet its new president has launched a cunning coup of political marketing, appointing as his top ministers personable young women like the Facebook-savvy Cheryl Cole lookalike Foreign Minister, sexing-up the republic's image abroad, and using their glitter to obscure this internationally unrecognised non-state's shadowy past. Now ambassadors and foreign ministers are queuing up to meet them. Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger, two of Europe' s most intrepid travellers and chroniclers, document life in the only country in the world not to have recognised the collapse of the Soviet Union. Readers will find themselves truly back in the USSR - with a difference.

About the Author

Rory MacLean's eight non-fiction books include the UK best-sellers Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon His works -according to the late John Fowles -are among those that marvellously explain why literature still lives. During his research journeys, he walked through the newly-opened Berlin Wall and met Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature www.rorymaclean.com Nick Danziger is one of Europe's finest photojournalists and a gifted visual storyteller. His photographic work is held in museum collections worldwide. His mirror image of Tony Blair and George W. Bush shot during a 30-day, ground-breaking study of a Prime Minister at war won the World Press Photo Award. www.nickdanziger.com

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Publication date

30th October 2014


Rory MacLean, Nick Danziger

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