Alexei Miller: Dominic Lieven Outmatched Leo Tolstoy

16.10.2017

Dominic Lieven is the most outstanding modern researcher of the history of the Russian Empire, said Alexey Miller, Professor of History at the European University in St. Petersburg and Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. He noted that Lieven's books on Russia's participation in the First World War, the Russian aristocracy, the Romanovs, and Nicholas II brought the author well-deserved fame and many awards. His book on Russia’s war with Napoleon made it possible to take a fresh look at Russia's political and military achievements in the years 1812-1815. "In this book, Lieven outmatched Tolstoy when it comes to crafting our memory," Miller said.