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The Diary is acclaimed writer Andrey Kurkov's first-hand account of the ongoing crisis in his country. From his flat in Kiev, just 500 yards from Independence Square, Kurkov can smell the burning barricades and hear the sounds of grenades and gunshot. Kur
The book is dedicated to the city of Odessa and its history of the XVIII-XIX centuries. The reader will see the streets and houses of the city, famous Odessans and other citizens, their habits and customs. The book is addressed to a wide circle of readers.
British scholar, diplomat, politician and businessman, William Edward David Allen, has conducted a thorough geopolitical analysis of the Ukrainian region from Kievan Rus' to the outbreak of World War II. The development of Ukraine and its disputed borders can only be understood when considering the relations between it and Lithuania, Poland, Austria-Hungary, the Scandinavian countries, the Ottoman Empire, the Mongol khanates in the Crimea, the Cossacks and Hetmans and, of course, Tsarist Russia, and later between Germany and the Soviet Union . Allen's story is interesting in terms of the national question, which plagues multinational empires, including all of Ukraine's neighboring states, past and present, and which is still the cause of tension in Ukraine.
Letting a red rooster go and catching a goldfish is only a small part of what the guardsman, the hope and support of the Russian state, must do in a day. Word and deed is his motto, loyalty to superiors is his principle, doublethink is his morality, viole