DAVID SATTER (Chicago, 1947) is the author of three books on Russia and the director of a documentary film. He was the Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times from 1976 to 1982. His books are: Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, which is the basis of the film of the same name that won the 2013 Van Gogh Grand Jury Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival; Darkness at Dawn: the Rise of the Russian Criminal State (2003) and It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past (2011). David Satter is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute. In May 2013, he became an adviser to Radio Liberty and in September 2013, he was accredited as a Radio Liberty correspondent in Moscow. Three months later, he was expelled from Russia becoming the first US correspondent to be expelled since the Cold War.