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Donald Rayfield

Author of Stalin and His Hangmen

Includes the names: Дональд Рейфилд

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Donald Rayfield is Emeritus Professor of Russia and Georgian in the Department of Russia, Queen Mary University of London. He has published the standard history of Georgia's literature and is editor-in-chief of the immense Comprehensive Georgian-English Dictionary. His Stalin and His Hangmen (2004) has been translated into nine languages. With 28 illustrations and 6 maps
— biography from Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia
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Born in 1942, educated at Dulwich College and the University of Cambridge, for most of his life Donald has been a lecturer and a Professor of Russian. In 1973, he first visited Georgia and has since written a history of Georgian literature, edited a Comprehensive Georgian-English Dictionary and, recently, published a history of Georgia.

He is also the author of a biography of Anton Chekhov and a study of Stalin and his Hangmen, both of which have been translated into other languages, including Russian. He has translated a number of Russian and Georgian poets, playwrights and prose writers. He is now an emeritus professor, but continues research. He lives in Kent and has a passion for horticulture, especially exotic trees.

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