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Talks // Coming up // Angus Roxburgh: Moscow Calling
25 November

Angus Roxburgh: Moscow Calling

Have you ever wondered just what Vladimir Putin is really like? Or what it’s like dealing with those extreme temperatures? What happens if the KGB accuse you of spying for the West? And what really goes on under those furry hats?

For 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has lived and breathed Russia. From translating Tolstoy to meeting three Russian Presidents (and working for one!), Angus has become one of Britain’s most authoritative voices on Russia. Now he is coming to Falmouth for the first in a series of talks organised by the Journalism School at Falmouth University and the Truthfal news website. 

Angus will be talking about his time as a foreign correspondent in Russia for the Sunday Times and BBC News. He’ll take us through the trials and triumphs of working in a country so few of us really ever get to know. It’s a journey that is at once quirky, crazy, exasperating, beautiful and tumultuous, through a world that in forty years has changed completely and yet not at all.

As well as his time as a correspondent, Angus will talk about his period working on media and communications for Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. He’ll be in conversation with Rob Brown, head of journalism at Falmouth University. is the new website from Falmouth University journalism students that aims to throw fresh light on South Cornwall for students and local Falmouth residents alike. A complimentary copy of the new Truthfal Yearbook will be available at the evening talk. There will be more events and talks in the coming months, so keep across the and websites for more information. 

Moscow Calling: A talk with Angus Roxburgh, hosted by Rob Brown, is at the Poly in Falmouth at  8.30pm on Saturday 25th November. The bar is open from 8pm and copies of Moscow Calling will be available for purchase. Angus will be available to sign copies of his book after the talk.

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