Kiev, Ukraine, February 22, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- "Armageddon at Maidan": ($20, 166pp, 6X9″, Print ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-227-2, EBook ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-228-9, LCCN: 2015959445, 60 color photographs by Valerian Antonovych and Lesia Lutsiv, Edited by Kristen Noy, January 2016; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): is a novel-requiem based on real stories, heroes and monsters. This is the first fictional verbal portrayal of the galactic-scale events in Maidan, in the heart of Kyiv, Ukraine that have left their mark on world history. From this apocalyptic perspective, angels and demons in human flesh operate on the 21st century stage of Maidan, a sacral place of the Earth. The protagonist of the novel, Yarko, feels that he can no longer stay at home, as he watches the capital of his country being absorbed by the revolution on TV. He takes a leave of absence at the institute where he works as a researcher, and leaves his family, rushing at dawn to catch a train to Kyiv. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the country, in Donetsk, a gang, which includes the current president of Ukraine, gathers for a meeting. In Maidan, Yarko serves as one of the architects of a set of barricades because the chances of the Republic of Liberty being attacked grow daily. Despite a severe frost, he lives in a tent, like tens of thousands of rebels. Before the climax of this conflict, a Heavenly Hundred of peaceful, unarmed protesters will have given their lives for the Revolution and thousands of others would suffer in their defense of freedom and the independence of Ukraine.
Vasyl Baziv is a prominent Ukrainian political scientist, former diplomat and academic. He was one of the organizers of the National Democratic movement in 1989-1990 and the recent 2014 Ukrainian Revolution. He is a professor at the “Ukraine” International University and holds the Ukrainian Diplomatic rank of ambassador. He is a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine and the author of many books, including a collection of essays in four volumes The Path from Slavery, and in addition to his Anaphora novels two other novels: The Saga of Humanity’s Cosmic Destiny: the End of the World and After and Brothers, or the Grave of a Turncoat.
Translator: Sergii Kolomiiets is a self-employed translator working with English, Ukrainian and Russian, with over seven years of full-time experience.
News Conference with Vasyl Baziv about Armageddon at Maidan on the Ukraine Crisis Media Center: https://youtu.be/HJ7Iq2sYwfM
NewsOne in Ukraine features an interview with Vasyl Baziv about his Anaphora novel, Armageddon at Maidan: http://newsvideo.su/video/3027913