The Soviet Unionís real life James Bond, Dmitri Bystrolyotov, was one of the greatest Soviet spies of all time. Dmitri was a sailor, doctor, lawyer and artist recruited by Stalin for his dashing good looks and ease with languages to seduce secrets from willing targets during the 1920s and 30s. However, after falling out of Stalinís favor, Dmitri was sentenced to the Gulag for 16 years. In this behind-the-scenes event you will see powerful artifacts from Bystrolyotovís life in the Gulag donated by his family, meet the Museumís Historian and Collections Manager, and hear from a panel of top experts on the subject of Stalinís spies: Prof. Emil Draitser, author of Stalinís Romeo Spy, on Bystrolyotov; journalist and author Stephen Schwartz on NKVD Recruitment of intellectuals; and Prof. Susan Weissman on Marc Zborowski, who spied on Trotskyites in France and the United States. Finally, hear commentary from Peter Katel of CQ Researcher who will recount his parentsí encounter with one of these spies. Book signing will be held immediately following the panel before speakers, staff, and guests continue the discussion over drinks with complementary light appetizers just around the corner at Riot Act Comedy Theater.
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