Sheila Fitzpatrick: Emigrés on the Make, 6 February 2020
Show More Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia by Benjamin Tromly.
Oxford, 329 pp., £75, September 2019, 978 0 19 884040 4Show More
The Dissidents: A Memoir of Working with the Resistance in Russia, 1960-90 by Peter Reddaway.
Brookings, 337 pp., £25.50, February, 978 0 8157 3773 5Show More
“... might bring the whole regime tumbling down.There were a couple of flaws in this argument. The one Benjamin Tromly focuses on is the fact that the Russians eager to stay in the West were not democracy-lovers who had ‘chosen freedom’ but rather, for the most part, involuntary wartime border-crossers, many of whom had then made the best of their ...”