Mikhail Zygar, the acclaimed journalist and author of All The Kremlin’s Men about Vladimir Putin's inner circle, will talk about his new book, The Empire Must Die. The book, to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 7th, portrays the years leading up to the Russian Revolution and the vivid drama of Russia's brief and exotic experiment with civil society before it was swept away by the Communist regime. Zygar will draw parallels with current political events in Russia and discuss the perception of the Russian Revolution of 1917 a hundred years later.
Mikhail Zygar is a Russian journalist, writer and filmmaker, and the founding editor-in-chief of the Russian independent news TV-channel, Dozhd (2010-2015). Prior to Dozhd, Zygar worked for Newsweek Russia and the business daily Kommersant, where he covered conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Serbia, and Kosovo.
His recent book, All the Kremlin’s Men, is based on an unprecedented series of interviews with President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, presenting a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. Zygar is the founder of Project1917, a free online platform that enables readers to learn about the events leading to the Russian Communist Revolution from those who lived during this defining moment of history. He is also the founder of Future History Lab - the team behind Project1917.