In Moscow Calling Angus Roxburgh presents his Russia – not the Russia of news reports, but a quirky, crazy, exasperating, beautiful, tumultuous world that in forty years has changed completely, and yet not at all. From the dark, fearful days of communism and his adventures as a correspondent as the Soviet Union collapsed into chaos, to his frustrating work as a media consultant in Putin’s Kremlin, this is a unique, fascinating and often very funny insight into a country that today, more than ever, is of global political significance.
"This fascinating and compellingly intelligent memoir of a foreign correspondent ... informed by love of the country and its people, is written with style, panache and wry humour"
Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year judging panel (Shortlisted)
"An absolutely magnificent book ... I haven't read any book that so perfectly captures the atmosphere of life in the Soviet Union/Russia"
Michael Binyon, former Times Diplomatic Correspondent
Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia
Shortlisted for International Affairs Book of the Year, Political Book Awards 2012
“The considerable value of this book lies in [Roxburgh's] painstaking and empathetic effort to understand how Mr Putin came to power, why many Russians still support him today, and how the West's approach to Russia has helped to shape his rule.”
The Wall Street Journal
“... admirable even-handedness and insight.” The Independent