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Mara Moustafine Mara Moustafine i(A72954 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1952 Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1959
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Mara Moustafine was born in Manchuria to a family of Jewish, Russian and Tartar descent. Her family migrated to Australia and settled in Sydney where she was educated and on weekends attended Russian school run by other Russian migrants from Harbin. Fluent in Russian and English, she has worked as a diplomat, intelligence analyst, journalist, business executive and as National Director of Amnesty International Australia.



Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Secrets and Spies : The Harbin Files Milsons Point : Random House , 2002 Z1013525 2002 single work autobiography 'From secret police files retrieved from the archives in post-Soviet Russia to the horror of Stalin’s purges, Secrets and Spies: The Harbin Files unravels the complex historical forces which shaped a family’s destiny.' (From author's website)
2004 shortlisted National Biography Award
2003 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
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