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Author and scholar Nina Khrushcheva is associate professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School and a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, where she is director of the Russia Project. She has written articles for Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. In her part memoir, part investigative book, “The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind” (Tale Publishing), she gives a personal account of her family history and the story of her grandfather Leonid Khrushchev, eldest son of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushcheva explores questions about Leonid that have been perpetuated by the Russian media—questions about his position in World War II and what his life and death mean for contemporary Russia.

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Nina Khrushcheva