Lenin's Private War: The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia

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Lenin's Private War: The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia - Chamberlain, Lesley

In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. 'We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, ... Read More