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Catherine Merridale

Catherine Merridale is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading historians of Russia.  She is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books that range from oral history to the history of Russian politics and culture and and her work has been translated into 20 languages. Her pioneering oral history, Night of Stone, won the Royal Society of Literature’s Heinemann Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.  In 2014, Red Fortress, her history of the Kremlin, won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize and the Wolfson Prize for History.  She has taught history at Cambridge and Bristol universities and held the Chair in Contemporary History at Queen Mary University of London.  Catherine is a Fellow of the British Academy.



Moscow Politics and the Rise of Stalin: The Communist Party in the Capital, 1925-32 (1990) 

Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Russia (2000)

Ivan's War: The Red Army, 1939-1945 (2005)

Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History (2013)

Lenin on the Train (2016)

Catherine Merridale Titles