Douglas Smith for the Prince George Galitzine Library

During the centenary year of the Russian Revolutions, Douglas Smith, author of the new definitive biography of Rasputin, will give a fundraising talk, Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs, for The Prince George Galitzine Library in St Petersburg. " " " "Separating fact from fiction, he reveals the true life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, he demolishes the caricature of the holy devil and tells of the twilight of Imperial Russia, as it lurched towards catastrophe.

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    The Travellers Club

    106 Pall Mall


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  • Event Start Date

    25/05/2017 6:30 PM

  • Event End Date

    25/05/2017 8:30 PM

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About Douglas Smith

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.