Svetlana Lokhova is a By-Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. She holds an MPhil and BA (Hons) in History from University of Cambridge. Svetlana’s interest in espionage history began whilst studying History at Cambridge University. Her groundbreaking Master’s dissertation remains the definitive account of the founder of the Soviet intelligence service, Felix Dzerzhinsky. She is responsible for a number of the most important archival discoveries made in recent years. Her revelations have generated substantial press coverage across the world. She was until recently a Fellow of the Cambridge [UK] Security Initiative jointly chaired by the former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, and Professor Christopher Andrew, former Official Historian of the MI5.