Award-winning author Emil Draitser, most recently of Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin, returns to present his new book, Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative. This meticulously researched book, which received high marks from The Wall Street Journal, tells the story of Dmitri Bystrolyotov, a dashing Soviet spy operating in Western countries between the world wars. His modus operandi was the seduction of women, enabling him to steal military secrets from Nazi Germany, Italy, and Great Britain. (For book details, visit:
During his slide show, Professor Draitser will also comment on the current Russian spy ring scandal. The program will conclude with a book signing.

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