Released May 14, 2019
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
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.
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.
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.
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