Chechnya: The Inside Story
by Mairbek Vatchagaev

Chechnya: The Inside Story by Mairbek Vatchagaev
Chechnya: The Inside Story
Mairbek Vatchagaev
ISBN-13: 978-1948598170
SRP (Paperback) $21.95 / SRP (eBook) $9.99

From Independence to war.

Mairbek Vatchagaev, the former press secretary and first adviser to Chechen President Maskhadov, chronicles the dramatic events that took place in Chechnya during the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Chechen war for independence. Engaged on one side of the Russian-Chechen conflict, he presents what he witnessed, how he became involved, how the struggle with Russia and the internal Chechen rivalries evolved, and how it impacted his family, his friends, his acquaintances, and the Chechen people.

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"Of all the men who struggled for Chechen independence, Mairbek Vatchagaev is one of the few survivors. This, and his close involvement in many of the key events of the two Chechen wars, make him an invaluable witness to history. His account of his life and his participation in the fight for Chechnya are an important addition to the literature on the subject." 
-Jonathan Littell, author of The Kindly Ones and Tchétchénie, An III, won the 2006 Goncourt Prize and the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française 2006.).