Simon Ings & Victor Sebestyen

Wed 16 Aug 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Studio Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Simon Ings & Victor Sebestyen

Genius and Folly

The political and the personal of two Russian leaders. Victor Sebestyen focuses on the women who were in thrall to Lenin: his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya and his mistress Inessa Armand, with whom he had a ménage à trois. Simon Ings traces how Stalin co-opted the best scientists in the Soviet Union and put them to work in the service of his personal obsessions. Chaired by Viv Groskop.