Arkady Babchenko

ARKADY BABCHENKO was born in 1977. He fought as an 18-year-old conscript in the first Chechen War in 1996- 8 and then volunteered to return for six months in 2000 during the second Chechen War. A law graduate, he currently works in Moscow as a journalist on the oppositional newspaper Novaya Gazeta. This is his first book.