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Following the Trail of Dead Russians

Following the Trail of Dead Russians

  • Speakers:
  • Amy Knight
    Former Specialist for the Library of Congress on Soviet and Russian Affairs
  • Date / Time:
  • September 06, 2018
  • 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • National Liberty Museum
  • 321 Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19106

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.



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