Reviews

  • Lost Kingdom tells the story of how the history of Russia was being written when that history was being made. . . A singularly fascinating account of Russian nationalism through the ages

    Charles Clover, Financial Times
  • Brisk and thoughtful, this book could hardly be more timely

    Dominic Sandbrook, BBC History Magazine
  • A sweeping study. . . Not merely an intellectual exercise but one closely linked to contemporary geostrategic debates

    Wall Street Journal
  • Lost Kingdom is an erudite exploration of the contradictions of Russian nationalism. . . A master historian on top of his game, Serhii Plokhy lays out the challenges this past presents for transforming Russia into a better country for its people and its neighbours

    Odd Arne Westad, author of The Cold War: A World History
  • In Lost Kingdom, Serhii Plokhy does for Russia what only great historians can do-make the connections between the distant past and vital present feel relevant and alive. . . With Russia everywhere in the news today, and every pundit pretending to be an expert, Lost Kingdom is essential reading for those wishing to understand Russia beyond the headlines

    Garry Kasparov