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Armenian Tragedy, Yuri Rost

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  • Armenian Tragedy, Yuri Rost

    Mods, if you think this thread is in the wrong section, could you move it?

    Yuri Rost worked as a Soviet photo reporter for the weekly Literaturnaya Gazeta (Literary Gazette), he covers the sad events of 1988 in this publication.

    The book is in 2 parts, the first covering the Artsakh awakening and the reaction of azeri and soviet authorities. The second details his personal experiences in theearthquake zone.

    Foreword by Andrei Sakharov. :

    "It was in February 1988 that the world's attention was first drawn to Nagorny Karabakh, Armenia and azerbaijan. By no means everything that happened was reported in the Moscow press; too much was kept secret or underwent tendentious distortion.
    In this documentary book by the Soviet photojournalist Yuri Rost, an attempt has been made to give, as far as possible, a full, objective description of that tragic intercommunal conflict which has had such significance not only for the peoples of Transcaucasia but also for the USSR as a whole and for the fate of perestroika.
    And at the very same time another great tragedy befell Armenia - the earthquake. Yuri Rost was at the scene of the disaster immediately after it happened and again three weeks later. It seems to me that, whilst Rost's account of his impressions is written with passion, the book is at the same time an accurate documentary record of considerable social and historical significance."

    Andrei Sakharov, June 1989.

    I encourage people to seek this book out and so only give here part of the author's note :

    "Which Armenian or azerbaijani provoked this or that episode during the year the reader may judge for himself, but do not dismiss this account of events because it seems to concentrate mainly upon the Armenian point of view, even in those cases where the actions were of a mutually savage character. I have described events as I saw them or as they were recounted to me, without preconceptions and trying to remain objective. Let another author describe this dramatic year in the life of the azerbaijani people."

    Not any easy read by any means and brings back memories.

    ISBN 0 297 79689 5