Reporting the Cold War for Reuters & BBC

It was tremendous fun discussing with Ian Sanders of Cold War Conversations my years first as student in East Germany and the Soviet Union in 1971/72, and then covering the communist world for the next 20 years for Reuters and the BBC.

Click the screenshots below for the recordings – first covering my student days in Leipzig in 1971 and reporting from Moscow 74-75, including my acquaintance with Andrei Sakharov, and then moving to the right the Stasi’s interest in my work, and finally focusing in on the much-trailed account of reporting the Romanian revolution.

And for an added bonus, here’s a selection of photos sent to Ian to accompany the series.

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