Rory MacLean (2015 Event)
When the USSR dissolved in 1991, a narrow sliver of land next to the Ukraine declared independence. Transnistria now has its own Leninist government, but is still not recognised by any other country in the world. Photojournalist Nick Danziger and author Rory MacLean spent time with Bentley-driving, AK47-wielding oligarchs in Gucci tracksuits to create an absorbing illustrated study of a region whose fate will affect the whole of Europe. In this event Rory talks to Jamie Jauncey about his experience. The event was filmed live at Edinburgh International Book Festival.