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Professor Robert Service FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Russian History, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader in Soviet History, School of Slavonic & East European Studies University of London, 1984 - 1991
  • Professor of Russian History and Politics, University of London, 1991 - 1998
  • Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 1998
  • Lecturer in Modern Russian History, University of Oxford, 1998


A history of 20th century Russia 1997


Lenin: a biography 2001


Russia: experiment with a people, 1991 to present 2002


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