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In the Soviet Archives


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Sheila Fitzpatrick is a historian of modern Russia: in the 1960s, she went to Cold War Moscow to research the Bolshevik revolution. She revisits the era in her new memoir A Spy in the Archives and explores the line between research and spying, trust and betrayal. In conversation with Dr Paula Michaels.

A Melbourne Writers Festival event, proudly supported by the Wheeler Centre.


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