is a British historian who has written widely about contemporary Russian history. His books include A People’s Tragedy: Russian Revolution 1891–1924 (1996), Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002), The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia (2007), Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (2012) and Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991 (2014).