National Press Club

Former NPR Moscow correspondent to discuss his book, "Russians," Feb. 18

January 26, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games underway in Sochi, it’s the perfect time to hear former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer discuss his new book “Russians: The People Behind the Power.”

Feifer will appear at a Book Event at the Club Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. A book signing will follow his remarks.

"Russians" draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries. It explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what it is in their history, desires, and conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West. Among topics examined are the country's alarming rates of alcoholism, the legacy of Siberian prison camps, the creativity of Russian arts, and corruption and "clan politics."

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members, $10 for the public. Click here to register.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute