Eurasian Enigma: A Cold War Spy Story with Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii and his book "The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story"

Serhii Plokhii and his book The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In 1959, the KGB, determined to squash the movement for independence in Ukraine, sent Bogdan Stashinsky to assassinate Stepan Bandera using the most unusual of methods. Stashinsky was put on trial in what would become the most publicized assassination case of the Cold War. His story is rousingly depicted in Serhii Plokhii’s The Man with the Poison Gun.

Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University, where he also serves as the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute.


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