Simon Sebag Montefiore (b. 1965) is a British historian and writer, specialized in Russian history. Educated in history at Cambridge University (Harrow School), he had worked also as an investment banker in New York and war correspondent in Caucasus. For the last decade he has been an independent historian and writer, author of many bestselling and award-winning books, which are translated into more than thirty languages. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children.
Among his most important works in history are: Prince of the Princes: The Life of Potemkin (2000), Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (2003), Young Stalin (2007). He is also author of three novels, most recently of a historical novel Sashenka (2008).
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