Sheila Fitzpatrick & James Meek: The Shortest History of the Soviet Union

Over a century after the Russian Revolution, the tumultuous history of the Soviet Union continues to fascinate us and influence global politics. In The Shortest History of the Soviet Union (Old Street Publishing), acclaimed historian Sheila Fitzpatrick charts the development of the nation, from its accidental beginnings to its unexpected departure, and asks what lessons the global superpowers of today have learned from its story.

Sheila Fitzpatrick was in conversation with writer, journalist and fellow LRB contributor James Meek.