About the Book
Conceived as the epitome of all things Soviet after its destruction during the Second World War, the Belarusian capital is a fascinating blend of communist obedience and capitalist vigour. Though scarred and bruised by the ravages of history, Minsk pulses with an irrepressible optimism that echoes across an unexpectedly majestic skyline.
Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.