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Edvard Radzinsky (Russian: Эдвард Станиславович Радзинский) (b. September 29, 1936, Moscow) is a Russian writer, historian, TV personality, and author of numerous plays and film screenplays.



His publications

Since the 1990s, Radzinsky has written books for the series Mysteries of History. He is the author of the book Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents From Russia's Secret Archives, which describes the early struggle for power in the Kremlin after Lenin's death. For example, he conjectures that there was a fuller text of Lenin's Testament, which is reflected in the posthumously published recollections of an émigré in New York. He describes the poisoning of Stalin by associates of Lavrentiy Beria, based on the interviews of former body guards of Stalin and other evidence. He also brings to light documents supporting the hypothesis of Viktor Suvorov that Stalin planned to use Nazi Germany as a proxy (the "Icebreaker"), against the West and then "liberate" Europe from Nazi occupation.

In his review on the Radzinsky's "Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives" David Brandenberger points out that this book "is essentially a compilation of fact, opinion and gossip already in circulation for decades", and that this book is far inferior to the books of other authors e.g. O. V. Khlevnyuk, Lars Lih, Stephen Kotkin, and Robert W. Thurston.[1].




  • Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives, Anchor, (1997) ISBN 0-385-47954-9
  • The Last Tsar : The Life and Death of Nicholas II, 1993, Anchor, ISBN 0-385-46962-4, (2005) ISBN 0-7432-7332-X
  • Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar (2005) ISBN 0-7432-7332-X
  • Tsar : The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra ISBN 0-316-55788-9
  • The Rasputin File (2001, Anchor, USA) ISBN 0-385-48910-2
  • Rasputin: The Last Word (2001, Allen & Unwin , Australia) ISBN 1-86508-529-4


  • «Итальевская ночь» © AST, 2007 г.
  • «На Руси от ума одно горе» © AST, 2006 г.
  • «Начало театрального романа»: Сборник пьес © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 2004 г.
  • Собрание сочинений (в восьми томах) © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1998—2003 г.
  • «Загадки жизни и смерти». Подарочное издание © Издательство «ВАГРИУС»,2003 г.
  • «Княжна Тараканова» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 2003 г.
  • «Загадки истории». Подарочное издание © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 2002 г.
  • Napoleon: life after death «Наполеон: жизнь после смерти» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 2002 г.
  • «Игры писателей» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 2001 г.
  • «Загадки любви» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1999, 2000 гг.
  • «Загадки истории» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1999, 2000 гг.
  • «Кровь и призраки русской смуты» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1998, 2000 гг.
  • «Гибель галантного века» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1999 г.
  • «…и сделалась кровь» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1998 г.
  • «Властители дум» © Издательство «ВАГРИУС», 1999 г.
  • «Театр» © Издательство «Искусство», 1986 г.
  • Conversations with Socrates «Беседы с Сократом» © Издательство «Советский писатель», 1982 г.

Selected articles


  1. ^ David Brandenberger. Reviewed work(s): Stalin: The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives by Edvard Radzinsky ; H. T. Willetts, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Jan., 1997), pp. 176-179

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