The Russian Workers' Republic

The Russian Workers' Republic

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The Russian Workers' Republic

The Russian Workers' Republic

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This book is the fruit of two months spent in the autumn of 1920 in Soviet Russia. A visit to Russia is no longer a difficult adventure. I obtained a British passport to Esthonia, and a Russian permit quite easily. Traveling was uneventful, and less uncomfortable than I had found it in Poland, Austria, and Germany the year before. I met invariably with kindness and courtesy and made many acquaintances, who represented every phase of opinion. White exiles in London had told me that I should be watched, followed, and "personally conducted" wherever I went, and that no opponent of the Communists would dare to talk with me or approach me. None of these predictions came true. I went about alone whenever and wherever I wished. I saw the leaders of the Opposition alone in Moscow. In the provinces, the local leaders of the Opposition sought me out. Even in trains and libraries, strangers would enter into conversation and express themselves quite freely. Let me say at once that while I heard much criticism in Russia, I never heard there the wild exaggera-

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