Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Following the Trail of Dead Russians

VENUE:National Liberty Museum

Following the Trail of Dead Russians

| Eurasia Program

About the Event

At every step along the way, Vladimir Putin’s rise from the KGB to absolute power in the Kremlin has been marked by a “trail of dead Russians.”[1] In this conversation, author Amy Knight will draw upon her 2017 book, Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, to explore this unknown history, its implications for Russia’s political future, and the future of US-Russian relations. Described by the New York Times as the nation’s foremost scholar of the KGB, Knight writes frequently for the New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.

[1] The phrase "trail of dead Russians" was coined by FPRI Distinguished Fellow Clint Watts during his Testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 30, 2017.

Copies of Orders to KillThe Putin Regime and Political Murder will be available for purchase at the event, or are available on Amazon.



National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19106


Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 level and Members of NLM; $10 for Non-Members.

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Amy Knight

Amy Knight - Amy Knight is a former Soviet & Russian Affairs specialist for the Library of Congress and author of six books.