VENUE: [Please note change in room] Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
David Satter, Author, The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep; Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute; Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
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In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising he was expelled, but that, “it was surprising it took so long.” Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB. In this book, ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep’ Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed internal opposition whilst retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter’s description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today.
By kind invitation of Henry Smith MP, The Henry Jackson Society are please to invite you to an event with David Satter, Author and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Fellow of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies who will be discussing his new book ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’.
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David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times, is senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a prolific commentator on Russia and the former Soviet Union. He has followed Russian events for almost four decades. In May, 2013, he became an adviser to Radio Liberty and in September, 2013, he was accredited as a Radio Liberty correspondent in Moscow. Satter’s first book was Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, which was published in 1996. He made a documentary film on the basis of this book which won the 2013 Van Gogh Grand Jury Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival. In addition to Age of Delirium, Satter has written three other books about Russia, most recently The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin.