Years of performance: October 2013

Khodorkovsky’s Prison Diaries

Sputnik will be presenting the first public presentation in the UK of Khodorkovsky’s Prison Diaries on 23 October 2013…. The Prison Diaries have been published in Russia in the Novoe Vremya (New Times) newspaper. There are 11 stories in the series so far – although Khodorkovsky continues to write them. The prison stories give an […]

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    Sputnik is a British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing new Russian drama for British audiences.

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