Egorin Anatoly

Overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. Libyan Diary (2011 – 2012)

Еditor: Egorin Anatoly
Compilator: Egorin Anatoly

Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Москва, 2012, 432 p.

Tragic events in Libya and around it in 21st century, military interference of NATO states in civil war in 2011 led to overthrow and death of Muammar Qaddafi. In 1969 under his leadership royal regime was dethroned and subsequently Jamahiriya (state of the masses) was formed, which functioned without participation of any political parties and traditional government institutions. The rule of M. Qaddafi lasting for 42 years caused ambiguous interna-tional and internal reaction that led to decline of epoch of this “main Bedouin of Libyan desert”. Muammar Qaddafi practically alone fought with his enemies and in the end he preferred to die in battle at his native land instead of escaping abroad or providing concessions to foreign aggressors, which turned the country in ruins in 2011.
The author of this book worked in Libya in 1974 – 1980 as a Counselor in the USSR Embassy. During 30 years of researching work in the Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS) he published 10 books (total number – 30 monographs) and more than 500 articles about this North African country. This work presents the chronicle of Libyan events of 2011, collected from different sources. The author gives an independent estimation of the activities of opposing parties in this bloody conflict.
This book is the first in Russia complex research of Libyan tragedy of 2011 that was done without delay.

РУССКАЯ ВЕРСИЯ: Свержение Муаммара Каддафи. Ливийский дневник 2011 – 2012 год