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Stalin's Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative

A book talk with author Emil Draitser (CUNY, Hunter College, Russian Division)

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Duration: 43:05

Dmitri Bystrolyotov (1901-1975) led a life that might seem far-fetched, even for a spy novel, yet here the truth is stranger than fiction. In Stalin's Romeo Spy, a private meeting in Moscow in 1973 eventually prompts Emil Draitser into years of meticulous research, piecing together a tumultuous career played out in the shadows of the twentieth century.

Center for European and Eurasian Studies