Serhii Plokhy

Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. A leading authority on Eastern Europe, he has lived and taught in Ukraine, Canada, and the United States. He has published extensively in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. For three successive years (2002-2005) his books won first prize of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies.

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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

‘Fascinating and readable… both compelling and sobering… Today, Russia has revived, and Putin wants his lost republics back, giving this book an additional relevance’ Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year ‘Incisive… [Plokhy’s] vibrant, fast-paced narrative style captures the story superbly’ The Sunday Times ~ On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. […]