Released May 14, 2019

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Two decades ago, publishers balked at an English translation of Judgment in Moscow, based on Communist Party archives that Bukovsky stole from Moscow in 1992. Party records documented decades of secret deals and projects to influence or encourage political dissent in the United States and UK, by manipulating media and backing phony grassroots movements.

The book, a success in nine other languages, has finally been translated into an English version approved by the author, with additional present-day commentary by leading journalists on Russia/West relations, and links to the original Communist Party documents.

Foreword by Edward Lucas

Afterword by David Satter

"Bukovsky is sweeping and unsparing in his condemnation of Western cupidity and culpability." – Edward Lucas

Published by Ninth of November Press

A hero of almost legendary proportion among the Soviet dissident movement
— The New York Times

For nearly 60 years, Vladimir Bukovsky has stood his ground against the constantly changing, yet consistently oppressive rulers of his native Russia. His only weapons are words. Yet his words have prompted one regime after another to try to silence him.

Bukovsky’s heroic speech to the court in defence of freedom, and his five years of martyrdom in a despicable psychiatric jail will be remembered long after the torturers he defied have rotted away
— novelist Vladimir Nabokov

In the 70's, he smuggled documents to the West that exposed the Soviet Union's phony psychiatric hospitals -- prisons for thousands of critics -- and wrote a bestselling memoir of his years in these psikhushka.

In the 80's, he warned U.S. and British leaders that the friendly new face of the USSR was a mask.

A human rights champion undeterred by fear
— Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

In the 90's, he smuggled more documents that outed American and European leaders' secret collaborations with their supposed enemy. 

In the 21st century, he has implored Americans to renounce torture in Iraq, and warned repeatedly that the stealthy, ruthless KGB thrives under a new FSB moniker.

Lifetime Highlights

  • 12 years in Soviet camps, prisons and psychiatric hospitals

  • Exposed the abuse of psychiatry for political purposes in the USSR

  • Author of bestseller To Build a Castle

  • Guest on Good Morning America & Firing Line

  • Met with Jimmy Carter, advised Margaret Thatcher

  • Masters in Biology, Cambridge

  • Warned of Soviet-European secret deals

  • Considered for vice-president by Yeltsin

  • Testified in hearing on murder of Russian secret service defector and close friend Alexander Litvinenko

  • Advocate for human rights, freedom of speech

  • Persistent critic of Putin regime