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Moscow Calling

Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

by Angus Roxburgh

£12.99

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ISBN: 9781780277189
Published: 04 Feb 2021
Format: Paperback
Extent: 368
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

In a career spanning forty years, Angus Roxburgh lived and worked in Russia as a literary translator, as Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times and the BBC, and as a media consultant to the Kremlin. He witnessed Russian history unfolding at first hand - from the darkest days of communism and the Cold War, through the exhilaration of Gorbachev's perestroika reforms and the chaos of Yeltsin's rebuilding of capitalism, to the authoritarian Russia of Putin.

Moscow Calling is his story of those momentous years. Part history, part travelogue, it takes the reader from the muddy suburbs of communist Moscow to the corridors of Putin's Kremlin, from the Baltic to Siberia, from artists' studios to the war-zone of Chechnya. Written with passion and humour, and a deep knowledge of the experiences and concerns of ordinary Russians, it is the essential background for understanding Russia today.


The Author

Angus Roxburgh

Angus Roxburgh studied Russian and German at Aberdeen University. A distinguished journalist and broadcaster, he was Sunday Times Moscow correspondent (1987-89), BBC Moscow correspondent (1991-97) and BBC Europe correspondent (1998-2005). From 2006-2009 he was media consultant to the Kremlin, and is now a freelance writer and journalist. He is the author of the acclaimed The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia and was consultant on the award-winning BBC documentaries, The Second Russian Revolution, and Putin, Russia and the West.

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