Giuliano Da Empoli

  • The magician in the Kremlin
  • Literature

“This novel is based on true events and real people, to whom, however, the author assigns a private life and invented statements.”

Thus begins Giuliano Da Empoli’s first novel, a brilliantly written political thriller that brings us three decades of Russian history after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The visionary novel on the border of fiction and reality, a bestseller in France for months, shows the rise of the colorless apparatchik Vladimir Putin to a lonely megalomaniac, the tsar of a weakened empire who eliminates all opposition, from the perspective of his longtime shadow man and “magician” Vadim Baranov, the fictional alter ego of Vladislav Surkov, Putin’s spin doctor in office until 2021. A novel of burning topicality.

Giuliano da Empoli is a French-Italian political scientist, publicist, political consultant, writer and scholar.

Moderation: Barbara Machui
Language: German/French
Translation: Peter Reif

In cooperation with the German-French Cultural Circle (dfk)

In the series Democracy


To our great regret, Giuliano Da Empoli has cancelled his visit with us on Thursday, June 15, 8 pm, at short notice for health reasons. We will try to find a replacement date as soon as possible. All tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking offices. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you in advance for your understanding.

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