We've added a third 'Spying Game' Study Day3rd October 2018
If you missed out booking a place on our sell-out study day A Spying Game, you're in luck because we have a third date available – Saturday, November 17th.
This day, which is in conjunction with our sister company Historical Trips, costs £150 and will see Dr. Boris Volodarsky, a former GRU officer turned espionage historian, address an audience at a seminar in London on the topical subject of spying.
Participants will hear Boris reveal his expert insider knowledge of the murderous methods used by his former employers, and will also take a bus ride around historic Cold War spy sites in London.
Since the news of the Salisbury poisonings broke back in March this year, interest in 'The Spying Game' Study Day grew so intensely that the first two dates sold out almost immediately.
For those interested in Historical Trips' fascinating tours, a full scale Cold War tour of the spy cities of Europe – namely Berlin, Vienna and Budapest – is on the cards for 2019, which will also be led by Dr. Boris Volodarsky. Further information is expected in due course.
Dr. Volodarsky spent seven years at Soviet spy schools in the 1980s, training for a career as a GRU spy. When the Cold War ended, he came to the West and embarked upon a new career as a historian of espionage, gaining a PhD at the London School of Economics. Among his books is an account of the polonium poisoning of another former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, which took place in London.
Nigel Jones, Historical Trips' co-founder, explains: “As an insider, there is little that Boris doesn’t know about the methods of the GRU and spycraft more generally. With alleged GRU men walking the streets of Britain on their deadly missions, these Study Day seminars provide a rare chance to bring their secrets out of the shadows."