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By Edward Hallett Carr

“E. H. Carr’s History of Soviet Russia holds a special place within the great literature on Bolshevism and Soviet Russia. No different paintings in this topic similar in scope and scale exists in English or in the other language, together with the Russian.” ―Times Literary Supplement

In quantity III, Russia’s geographical place as either a eu and an Asian strength and her dual goals of marketing global revolution and setting up basic kinfolk with capitalist governments resulted in serious stresses in Soviet international coverage. This quantity analyzes those lines and their household and foreign ramifications.

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Sadoul, Notes sur la Revolution Bolchevique (1919), containing a series of almost daily letters to Albert Thomas, fully documents his activities ~t this time. Robins's personal papers have been preserved, and may shortly be made available; W.

V chiefs, doubtless for the sake of the information he could obtain. But, when on November 17/30, 1917, he sought permission to send a telegram in his own name to his socialist friends in the French ministry, Albert Thomas and Loucheur, arguing against the continued boycott of the Soviet Government, it was refused. 1 Higher hopes were at first entertained of American sympathy. Raymond Robins, of the American Red Cross Commission in Petrograd, who was at first primarily concerned with the safety of Red Cross stores, but was quickly impressed with the strength and resilience of the new regime, secured an interview with Trotsky three or four days after the seizure of power, 2 and thereafter not only maintained contact with Trotsky, but became a strong advocate in American official circles of a favourable attitude towards the Soviet Government.

Meanwhile it was increasingly clear after the summer of 1917 that Russia was no longer an effective ally; and the October revolution and the Brest-Litovsk treaty dealt the coup de gr,jce to the eastern front. Ktihlmann, who had been appointed German Minister for Foreign Affairs in August 1917, approached Briand (not then in office) through Belgian intermediaries in the following month; and Briand was personally favourable to terms which would give France satisfaction in the west. The British Foreign Office at this time denied knowledge of an alleged meeting of allied " bankers " in Switzerland who were planning a peace with Germany at Russia's expense (The Times, September 15, 1917).

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