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Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine by Anna Reid
  

Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine

The Real World   History   

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A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass.

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Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine by Anna Reid

Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tired of their own corrupt governments, Ukrainians mounted two more revolutions, taking to the streets again to demand fair elections and closer ties with Europe. Russia's response, in the spring of 2014, was to reinvade, capturing Crimea and the coalfields of the Russian-speaking Donbass. Threatened by Moscow, misunderstood in the West, Ukraine hangs once more in the balance.

About the Author

Anna Reid was born in 1965. She read law at Magdalen College, Oxford, and took a master's degree in Russian history and reform economics from London University's School of Slavonic and East European Studies. She lived in Ukraine from 1993 to 1995 where she was the Kiev correspondent for the ECONOMIST and the DAILY TELEGRAPH. She has also written for the FINANCIAL TIMES and SPECTATOR.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th April 2015

Author

Anna Reid

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

The Real World
History

European history

ISBN

9781780229270

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