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David Satter is a leading commentators on Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is the author of five books on Russia and the creator of a documentary film on the fall of the U.S.S.R. In 2013, he became an adviser to the Russian Service of Radio Liberty – only to be barred from Russia a few months later, becoming the first U.S. correspondent to be expelled since the Cold War.

David Satter’s latest book, Never Speak to Strangers and Other Writing from Russia and the Soviet Union is a collection of his journalism and essays on Russia from more than four decades. It is available from the Columbia University Press. (For a 30 percent discount, enter the code: CUP30.) The documentary film, Age of Delirium based on David’s first book, Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union can be viewed in English, Russian, or Ukrainian, and is freely available online.