Greetings from Novorossiya

Eyewitness to the War in Ukraine

There was no Orwell of the Ukrainian revolution, but readers of Pawel Pieniazek will get something like the everyday grit and political insight of Homage to Catalonia.
Timothy Snyder, in the New York Review of Books
Shortlist, 2022 Witold Pilecki International Book Award

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Introduction by Timothy Snyder

Polish journalist Pawel Pieniazek was among the first journalists to enter the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine and Greetings from Novorossiya is his vivid firsthand account of the conflict. He was the first reporter to reach the scene when Russian troops in Ukraine accidentally shot down a civilian airliner, killing all 298 people aboard. Unlike Western journalists, his fluency in both Ukrainian and Russian granted him access and the ability to move among all sides in the conflict. With powerful color photos, telling interviews from the local population, and brilliant reportage, Pieniazek’s account documents these dramatic events as they transpired.
This unique firsthand view of history in the making brings to life the tragedy of Ukraine for a Western audience. Historian Timothy Snyder provides wider context in his superb introduction and explores the significance of this ongoing conflict at the border of East and West.

224 Pages, 9 x 6 in.

November, 2017

isbn : 9780822965107

about the author

Pawel Pieniazek

Pawel Pieniazek is a Polish journalist. He is a contributor to major Polish media, including Tygodnik Powszechny, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik Opinni, and New Eastern Europe and is a freelance contributor to Polish radio. In 2015, he was named as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale University.

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