Russia under the Hammer and Sickle

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The author, William H. Danforth was President of the Ralston-Purina Company. He recorded these impressions of Russia following a month long tour of that country 1927. From the Foreword: "The following letters were not written in Russia because outgoing mail from that country is opened and censored. I did not have the time to write letters that would run the risk of being destroyed, so I took random notes and carried a multitude of impressions in the back of my head until I was out of Russia. Many people are ...
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Overview

The author, William H. Danforth was President of the Ralston-Purina Company. He recorded these impressions of Russia following a month long tour of that country 1927. From the Foreword: "The following letters were not written in Russia because outgoing mail from that country is opened and censored. I did not have the time to write letters that would run the risk of being destroyed, so I took random notes and carried a multitude of impressions in the back of my head until I was out of Russia. Many people are interested in Russia, and because of my extraordinary privilege of observation I believe it is my duty to pass on my experiences to our Purina Family and my interested friends."

The author continues: "I know we were given privileges not allowed the ordinary traveler. We talked to the leaders from Stalin and Tchitcherin down! We interviewed church officials, educators, lawyers, managers of institutions and workers. We went through factories, hospitals, schools, merchandising establishments, museums and government offices."

Sections include: First Impressions of Russia; Russia's Challenging Experiment; Can Russia Do Without God?; Bolshevism in Business; Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death; The Last of the Romanoffs; A Close-Up of Some of the Communist Leaders and much more. Illustrated by photographs taken by the author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766175372
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

I. A Brush Up on Background 7
II. First Impressions of Russia 15
III. Russia's Challenging Experiment 29
IV. Can Russia Do Without God? 49
V. Bolshevism in Business 67
VI. Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death 87
VII. The Last of the Romanoffs 105
VIII. A Close-up of Some of the Communist Leaders 113
IX. My Personal Opinion About Russia 121
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