Thu 17 Aug 11:00am - 12:00pm
Matryoshka City Stories
The city we know as St Petersburg (having also been Petrograd and Leningrad in the last century) has a colourful backstory. Cultural historian Jonathan Miles explores 300 years of a city which features murder, massacre and madness as well as art, love and business. With Russia rarely out of the news, Miles delivers some timely insights into a majestic, if occasionally frightening, place. Chaired by Viv Groskop.