Russia analyst and author Gilbert Doctorow has written a 2-volume memoir that takes the reader on a journey through his years as a Russia specialist. Starting with college and graduate work in Russian history at two Ivy League universities followed by decades of business management and consulting work, Doctorow provides a rare peek into the last days of the Soviet Union and the chaotic transition of the Russian Federation as someone who had a front row seat. In the process, he dispels many of the myths that persist among widely-published journalists and Russia watchers today.

Both volumes are structured in…

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Author and independent writer/analyst specializing in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations. She blogs at

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