Tea in Crimea: A Political Thriller Set in Ukraine

February 2014: Russian troops have seized Crimea without firing a shot, but the scent of budding violence permeates the air.

Sergeant Viktor Belov and the members of Squad B guard a lonely checkpoint. Euromaidan activists and young lovers Danilo and Angelina run from a tightening police dragnet. An aging Tatar farmer faces increasing hostility from a bigoted militia leader. Two Western journalists hunt for the reason why 30,000 Russian soldiers suddenly annexed the Black Sea Peninsula.

Their paths collide in an explosive showdown that forever changes their lives. Russia’s regional power-play might take place on a massive scale, but it is the small, individual stories of Tea in Crimea that illustrate the true impact of modern, international politics.


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