Martin Sixsmith

Martin Sixsmith

Martin Sixsmith studied Russian at Oxford, Harvard and in St Petersburg, and psychology at Birkbeck and London Metropolitan University. From 1980 to 1997 he worked for the BBC as the Corporation’s correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. He is the author of two novels and several works of non-fiction, including Philomena (which was the basis for Stephen Frears’ acclaimed film starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench) and Russia: A 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East.

More Festival speakers
View as Grid List

1 Item

Set Descending Direction
  1. 72. THE WAR OF NERVES: INSIDE THE COLD WAR MIND
    72. THE WAR OF NERVES: INSIDE THE COLD WAR MIND

    More than any other conflict, the Cold War was fought on the battlefield of the human mind. And, thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its legacy still endures in our politics, and, of course, now our fears are being realised. Martin Sixsmith witnessed the end of the Cold War first-hand, reporting for the BBC from Moscow during the presidencies of Gorbachev and Yeltsin. In this gripping talk he will draw on a vast array of archives and sources, as well as his own experiences, to take us into the minds of those affected by the simmering tensions and paranoia on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

    £0.00
per page