Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent


TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 2nd November 2017

VENUE:  The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Angus Roxburgh 
Author of Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

Former BBC Europe and Moscow Correspondent

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In the course of the past 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has translated Tolstoy, met four successive Russian presidents and been jinxed by a Siberian shaman. He has come under fire in war zones and been arrested by Chechen thugs. He was wooed by the KGB, who then decided he would make a lousy spy and expelled him from the country.  In Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent, Roxburgh presents his Russia – not the Russia of news reports, but a quirky, crazy, exasperating, beautiful, tumultuous world that in forty years has changed completely, and yet not at all. From the dark, fearful days of communism and his adventures as a correspondent as the Soviet Union collapsed into chaos, to his frustrating work as a media consultant in Putin’s Kremlin, this is a unique, fascinating and often hilarious insight into a country that today, more than ever, is of global political significance.

The Henry Jackson Society are delighted to invite you to an event with Angus Roxburgh, author of Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent. Roxburgh will recall his exceptional experience in Russian affairs, in order to challenge our perceptions and what we make of this extraordinary country.

N.B. copies of Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent, will be available to buy on the day. Please note we do not accept card payments.

Angus RoxburghAngus Roxburgh studied Russian and German at Aberdeen University. A distinguished journalist and broadcaster, he was Sunday Times Moscow correspondent (1987-89), BBC Moscow correspondent (1991-97) and BBC Europe correspondent (1998-2005). From 2006-2009 he was media consultant to the Kremlin, and is now a freelance writer and journalist. He is the author of the acclaimed The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia and was consultant on the award-winning BBC documentaries, The Second Russian Revolution, and Putin, Russia and the West.


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