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Sashenka – (Moscow Sashenka launches the critically acclaimed Moscow Trilogy where the love and intrigue betrayal and fear war revolution and terror of twentieth century Russia are brought to life in these compelling stories and unforgettable characters. Winter 1916: St. Petersburg Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Girls an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsars secret police…Beautiful and headstrong Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and their dissolute friends Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction.Twenty years later Sashenka is married to a powerful rising Soviet leader with whom she has two children. Around her people are disappearing while in the secret world of the elite her own family is safe. But shes about to embark on a forbidden love affair that will have devastating consequences.Sashenkas story lies hidden for half a century until a young historian goes deep into Stalins private archives and uncovers a heartbreaking tale of betrayal and redemption savage cruelty and unexpected heroism–and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice. Sashenka – (Moscow Trilogy) by Simon Sebag