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BEST OF 2011, Kirkus Reviews


Named to Kirkus Reviews “Best of 2011”


“Scrupulously Researched”


The National Interest, May-June Issue, 2011

CHECHNYA IS a poisoned word. To the average reader of the foreign news pages, it holds associations of car bombs, drunken rampages of Russian soldiers, even severed heads and fingers. The moment an explosion killed several dozen people at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on January 24, 2011, “Chechens” were immediately invoked—with the term “terrorists” not far behind. Chechnya is put in the same category as Somalia, a black hole of depressing headlines….Read full review here.