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AGM followed by “ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH” at Pushkin House Tuesday 5 March. AGM at 17:45 and lecture at 19:00

2nd March 2019

 

Dear All

This is an automated reminder

 

Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square WC1A 2TA from 5.45 pm

 

THE AGM OF THE GB-RUSSIA SOCIETY

 

Complimentary wine reception at 5.45pm. AGM starts at 6.00pm.

 

Please make sure to attend. We need a quorum.

 

Then ordinary wine reception at 6.30 or 6.45 pm. Talk starts at 7.00 pm

 

“ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH”

 

AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

 

MRS. BARBARA EMERSON

 

HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE GB-RUSSIA SOCIETY

 

There was mounting evidence that Russia, using the latest technology, the telegraph, was successfully deciphering the British government’s enciphered communications throughout the second half of the 19th century. But it was only with the opening of the Russian archives that the full extent of Russian cipher breaking became clear. By reading the despatches of British diplomats, Russia secured an invaluable tool in pursuing its ambitions in Europe and Central Asia.

 

Barbara Emerson read PPE at Oxford University and studied for a year at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Later she held a fellowship at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is the author of three biographies and has recently completed a book on Anglo-Russian Relations in the 19th Century.

 

REVELATIONS EXPOSING RUSSIAN EXPERTISE IN GATHERING VITAL INTELLIGENCE.  A “MUST ATTEND” LECTURE.

 

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