Diary of an Invasion

 is a kind of companion volume to Andrey Kurkov’s 

Ukraine Diaries

(2014), both being non-fiction and thus standing apart from his other books. While 

Ukraine Diaries

 was primarily an eyewitness account of the run-up to, and the immediate aftermath of, the Revolution of Dignity, observed from close quarters in Kyiv, 

Diary of an Invasion

 is largely based on other people’s and media impressions of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, which Kurkov relates from his wartime refuge in Transcarpathia. Like many of his fellow authors in Ukraine and elsewhere, Kurkov embarks on a mission to present a Ukrainian version of the disastrous events to whoever is ready to pay attention: 

While soldiers are fighting with weapons in their hands in the

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Citation: Rogatchevski, Andrei. "Diary of an Invasion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 September 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41326, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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