Robert Service is a noted writer on recent Russian history and politics. He completed a trilogy on Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin – the Trotsky biography won the Duff Cooper literary prize for 2009. His Penguin history of modern Russia, now in its fourth edition, runs from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin and covers the large political, economic, social and international questions. Now a freelance author, he retired from Oxford as professor of Russian history. He has two current projects. The first is a panoramic account of Russia and its Islamic world, the second a picture of Russian politics in Putin’s latest presidential term.
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