Friday, 16 November 2007

Arkady Babchenko on the Today programme

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This morning's Today programme featured an interview with Arkady Babchenko, author of One Soldier's War in Chechnya. Babchenko was an 18-year-old law student when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to fight in the first Chechen war (1994-96), and he returned as a hardened veteran to fight in the second war (1999-2000).

Michael Binyon reviews the book in the November/December issue of New Humanist, calling it "a tour de force. A grim testament to the worst of wars".

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