Douglas Smith is an internationally recognized expert in Russian history and critically acclaimed author of several books, including the award-winning bestseller Former People (also published by Pan Macmillan). Before becoming a historian, Douglas Smith worked with the US State Department in the Soviet Union and as a Russian affairs analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
–A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. We spoke to award-winning historian Douglas Smith about uncovering the man behind the myth.
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