Stalin’s Singing Spy: The Life and Exile of Nadezhda Plevitskaya
An online lecture by Dr. Pamela A. Jordan
In this program, Dr. Jordan will discuss the remarkable life of Nadezhda Plevitskaya (c. 1879-1940), a Russian peasant girl who achieved fame as one of Tsar Nicholas II’s favorite singers. She claimed throughout her career to be fundamentally apolitical, yet decades later in Europe, Plevitskaya was unmasked as one of Stalin’s secret agents along with her husband, former White Russian General Nicholai Skoblin. Their experiences in exile shed light on Stalin’s covert operations and the hardships Russian émigrés faced in interwar Europe, an era of great political and economic turmoil.
This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom. Registered users will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program.
This program will be recorded.