Rachel Polonsky

It’s Me, Eddie

Limonov: A Novel

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‘I’ve noticed that the Russian media is significantly cutting back the flow of information about what is happening in Donbass’, the dissident writer Edward Limonov recorded on LiveJournal on 15 September. ‘Apparently there is an order not to destroy the illusion of a continuing truce.’ He then listed the number of civilians killed the previous day by Kiev’s artillery (twenty), noting the places in eastern Ukraine where there was fighting, the build-up of Kiev’s forces at Donetsk airport and the launch of US-led military exercises in the Lviv region. ‘So the truce looks like war’, he ended, signing off the weblog in his habitual style: ‘That was the morning sermon … I am Edward Limonov.’

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