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Gabriel Gorodetsky

Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford

Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and emeritus professor of history at Tel Aviv University. He has also held visiting fellowships at St Antony’s College, Oxford, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and resident fellow at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center. In 2010 he received an honorary doctorate from the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.
He has written extensively on the history of Soviet foreign policy in the interwar period and World War II and particularly on Anglo-Soviet relations. Among his books are The Precarious Truce, Anglo-Soviet relations, 1924-1927 (1977) Stafford Cripps’ Mission to Moscow, 1940–1942 (1984), Russia Between East and West: Russian Foreign Policy on the Threshold of the 21st Century (2003), and Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia (Yale, 1999), The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, 1932-43 (2016). The Complete three volumes of the diary will be published in November, 2016.


  • –present
    Professor of History, University of Oxford