Envoy to Moscow
Memories of an Israeli Ambassador, 1988-92
By Aryeh Levin
Routledge – 1996 – 418 pages
Series: Cummings Center Series
The personal memoir of Aryeh Levin, Israel's first Ambassador to Russia since the severance of relations between the two countries in 1967.
Aryeh Levin's four-year tenure as Ambassador to Moscow coincided with great upheavals in the life and times of both Israel and Russia. He was witness to the momentous events that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and was instrumental in facilitating the immigration of almost half a million Jews to Israel.
Jerusalem Post, 27/06/1996
"Above all. this is an excellent and informative account of how diplomacy and foreign policy go hesitantly hand-in-hand in an ever-changing world. A wonderful read."
Digest of Middle East Studies, Spring 97
"On the whole, the volume is extremely useful in its information to the students of Russia and Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.