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Owen Matthews


Owen Matthews studied Modern History at Oxford and began his career as a foreign correspondent in Budapest, Sarajevo and Belgrade during the Bosnian civil war. He was  Newsweek's  Moscow Bureau Chief from 2006-2012. He has worked for a number of publications including the  Sunday TimesDaily Telegraph, Guardian, Observer, Independent  and Spectator.  His acclaimed family memoir,  Stalin's Children,  was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Orwell Prize and was selected as one of their Books of the Year by the  Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph  and Spectator.  His biography of Soviet agent Richard Sorge –  An Impeccable Spy  – was published in 2019 to great acclaim. Owen Matthews lives just outside Oxford.

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1961. Hidden deep within the forests of central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn’t...