Book design is the art of incorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components of a book into a coherent whole. In the words of Jan Tschichold, "methods and rules upon which it is impossible to improve, have been developed over centuries. To produce perfect books, these rules have to be brought back to life and applied."
Front matter, or preliminaries, is the first section of a book, and is usually the smallest section in terms of the number of pages. Each page is counted, but no folio or page number is expressed, or printed, on either display pages or blank pages.
For the pragmatists, de facto and/or partially recognized states - Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, People's Republics in Eastern Ukraine - have no possible similarities with either Quebec, Scotland, Catalonia or Kosovo, and are just ambitions to keep Russian military outposts in Europe. Anything that wants more autonomy in the post-Soviet space would then be the fruit of the Russian strategy of divide and rule, while in the West it would be powerful areas looking for more sovereignty. Why would separatism be so different in the East compared to the West? Russia is therefore the one who divulges "fake news" with the aim of destabilizing the US elections, inciting nationalism in Europe to implode the European Union from within. For the pragmatists, every tweet, every political reform, the World Cup, and of course soft power itself would aim to weaken or divide for a substantial benefit.