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An English Queen and Stalingrad



Author: Natalia Kulishenko

Translator: Christopher Culver


The author traces the Queen Mother’s formative years, her family life in the palace environment, her growing adoration and ascension to the British throne, how she arranged aid to Stalingrad and was ultimately named an honorary citizen of that city, and other little-known details from the life of the Queen and her circle.

With a foreword by Yuri Fokin, Russia’s ambassador to the UK in the period 1997–2000, who was personally acquainted with the Queen Mother, the book will undoubtedly appeal to the British public and to anyone interested in Russian-British relations and the two countries’ World War II history. Illustrated with photographs from private collections and from the Battle of Stalingrad Museum, some of which readers will see for the first time.

Published with the support of the Institute for Literary Translation, Russia.

Glagoslav Publications neither shares nor assumes responsibility for author’s political and other views and opinions as expressed or interpreted in this book.


Institut Perevoda


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Natalia Kulishenko holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and now works at the Russian state agency Rossotrudnichestvo. Her Master’s thesis was titled “On the establishment of relations in the ‘Big Three’ format: Russia, USA, China”.

She has often participated in prominent international forums and conferences. She has been recognized for helping to develop and maintain ties between Coventry, England, and Volgograd, Russia: the two communities which started the twin-cities movement that has now been taken up worldwide.

Her book An English Queen and Stalingrad, has had two printings in Russian (in 2011 and 2018), and won accolades from Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who stated, “I am confident that this book will interest not only historians and international-relations experts, but also anyone interested in foreign affairs and diplomacy.”

Endorsements and Review Quotes

​”​Natalya Kulishenko ​relied on a large ​number of memoirs while writing her book, which allowed her to present events ​more ​objectively, via eyewitness accounts. Among documentary sources are the memoirs of high-ranking diplomats, such as Ivan Maisky, Yuri Fokin, Viktor Popov, Fyodor Molochkov, Petr Stegny, Winston and Clementine Churchill, ​and​ war​​time periodicals.​”​ Yelena Studneva, International Affairs


Natalia Kulishenko


246 pages

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Publication date

5th March 2020

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