Today I speak with Douglas Smith, An award-winning historian and translator. He is the author of six books on Russia which include “Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy”, a bestseller in the UK, and winner of the inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize in 2013, “Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs”, a finalist for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and his new book, “The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union from Ruin”, which uncovers long-forgotten facts of how the American Relief Administration ran a major famine relief operation in the Soviet Union in the early 1920s.

For more information on Douglas Smith’s work, and how to purchase his works, please see his site here: https://douglassmith.info/

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