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Igort ; translated by Jamie Richards.

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Author, Artist: Igort
Other Names: Richards, Jamie,
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Topics: Women journalists - Russia (Federation) - Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | Politkovskai︠a︡, Anna - Comic books, strips, etc.
Regions: Chechni︠a︡ (Russia) - History - Civil War, 1994- - Comic books, strips, etc. | Ukraine - History - Famine, 1932-1933 - Comic books, strips, etc. | Ukraine - Economic conditions - 1918- - Comic books, strips, etc. | Russia (Federation) | Russia (Federation) - Chechni︠a︡. | Ukraine.
Genres: Comics (Graphic works) - Italy. | Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | History. | Graphic novels. | Graphic novels.
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Author, Artist: Igort, 1958-
Physical Description: 365 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781451678871 (hardcover)
1451678878 (hardcover)
More about this Title: Subtitle on cover and spine: Life and death under Soviet rule
Summary: Written and illustrated by an award-winning artist and translated into English for the first time, Igort's The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks is a collection of two harrowing works of graphic nonfiction about life under Russian foreign rule. After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting the stories of the survivors and witnesses to Soviet rule, masterful Italian graphic novelist Igort was compelled to illuminate two shadowy moments in recent history: the Ukraine famine and the assassination of a Russian journalist. Now he brings those stories to new life with in-depth reporting and deep compassion. In The Russian Notebooks, Igort investigates the murder of award-winning journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkoyskaya. Anna spoke out frequently against the Second Chechen War, criticizing Vladimir Putin. For her work, she was detained, poisoned, and ultimately murdered. Igort follows in her tracks, detailing Anna's assassination and the stories of abuse, murder, abduction, and torture that Russia was so desperate to censor. In The Ukrainian Notebooks, Igort reaches further back in history and illustrates the events of the 1932 Holodomor. Little known outside of the Ukraine, the Holodomor was a government-sanctioned famine, a peacetime atrocity during Stalin's rule that killed anywhere from 1.8 to twelve million ethnic Ukrainians. Told through interviews with the people who lived through it, Igort paints a harrowing picture of hunger and cruelty under Soviet rule. With elegant brush strokes and a stark color palette, Igort has transcribed the words and emotions of his subjects, revealing their intelligence, humanity, and honesty--and exposing the secret world of the former USSR. -- Publisher description.
Notes: "This collection was previously published separately as Quaderni Ucraini and Quaderni Russi in Italian by Coconino Press."--Title page verso.
Subject: Civil War (Chechni︠a︡ : 1994- )
Other Names: Richards, Jamie, translator.
Contains: Igort, 1958- Quaderni ucraini. English.
Igort, 1958- Quaderni russi. English.
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