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Re: Ransome in Russia in 1914

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Posted by john Wilson on April 05, 2024 at 03:11:22 user hugo.

In Reply to: Ransome in Russia in 1914 posted by David Maxwell on March 18, 2024 at 10:40:42:

Arhur Ransome went to Russia in 1913 to study the language (hence Old Peter’s Russian Tales etc) but one reason was that Russia was then one of the few countries in Europe requiring a visa at the time, so his first wife Ivy could not readily follow him! From 1918 he was reporting on Russia: the fall of theTzar and of Kerensky’s provisional government.
He wrote three books aginst British and American inrrvention supporting the Whites. They were more in the nature of political pamphlets.
*A Letter to America (1918)
*Six Weeks in Russia '(1919)
*The Crisis in Russia (1921) republished in 2010

He had a collection of pamphlets, posters etc seized byth Bolsheviks – and destroyed, which upset him more than their seizure.

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