In 1969, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off on his first diplomatic posting to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Nearly 50 years on, he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days?
On the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Tony Kevin invites readers to see this great nation anew: to explore the complex roots of Russian national identity and values, drawing on its tumultuous Soviet Communist past and its momentous thousand-year history as a great Orthodox Christian nation.
In conversation with Allan Behm, Chair of the Canberra Writers Festival Board, former diplomat and political staffer.
Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)
Tony Kevin is the author of A Certain Maritime Incident: the sinking of SIEV X and Reluctant Rescuers on Australia’s maritime border protection system; a travel memoir Walking the Camino about his pilgrimage walk through Spain; and Crunch Time which tackled issues, still unresolved, of framing an effective Australian policy against global warming.