About this book
One of Granta's Classics Of Reportage, this is a reissue of the story of an empire, and the states that were submerged under a single identity of the Soviet Union. 'Kapuscinski's writing has achieved the status of literature.' "Daily Telegraph"
Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across Siberia and the republics of Central Asia, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands in the years of the USSR's decline and disintegration in 1991.