Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power
The war between Russia and the Chechen separatist forces, from December 1994 to August 1996, was a key moment in Russian and even world history, shedding a stark light on the end of Russia as a great military and imperial power. Anatol Lieven, a distinguished writer and political commentator, was a correspondent for the London Times in the former Soviet Union from 1990 to 1996 and was commended for his coverage of the Chechen War by the British Press Association. In this work of history and analysis, Lieven sets Russia’s humiliation at the hands of a tiny group of badly organized guerrillas in a plausible framework for the first time.
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Review: Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian PowerUser Review - Noxchiswag - Goodreads
Lieven's practically-racist disdain for Chechens is mixed with his grudging praise of them. He seems to gloss over massacres of Chechens as sort of a matter-of-course while trying to figure out how ... Read full review
Review: Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian PowerUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
Tedious at some points but Anatol Lieven is one of my favorite Russian historians. Read full review