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Library Live at Labyrinth: Nina Khrushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler: “In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones”
May 21, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The authors discuss their book, a unique combination of travelogue, current affairs, and history, showing how Russia’s dimensions have shaped its identity and culture through the decades. With exclusive insider status as Nikita Khrushchev’s great grand-daughter, and an ex-pat living and reporting on Russia and the Soviet Union since 1993, Khrushcheva and Tayler offer a poignant exploration of the largest country on earth through their recreation of Vladimir Putin’s fabled New Year’s Eve speech planned across all 11 time zones.
Nina Khrushcheva is the author of “Imagining Nabokov” and “The Lost Khrushchev,” and a professor of international affairs at New School University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times among others.
A contributing editor at The Atlantic and the New York Times Notable author of “Facing the Congo,” “Angry Wind,” and “River of No Reprieve” among others, Jeffrey Tayler has reported on Russia and the former Soviet Union for Foreign Policy, Harper’s Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, and more. He lives in Moscow.