Orlando FigesOrlando Guy Figes () is a British historian and writer. Until his retirement, he was Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Figes is known for his works on Russian history, such as ''A People's Tragedy'' (1996), ''Natasha's Dance'' (2002), ''The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia'' (2007), ''Crimea'' (2010) and ''Just Send Me Word'' (2012). ''A People's Tragedy'' is a study of the Russian Revolution, and combines social and political history with biographical details in a historical narrative. Figes has also constributed significantly on European history more broadly, notably with his book ''The Europeans'' (2019).
He serves on the editorial board of the journal ''Russian History'', writes for the international press, broadcasts on television and radio, reviews for ''The New York Review of Books'', and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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