Russian History (HIS 242)
Course Documents
 
 
Carl Ackerman, "How the Czar Was Doomed," Current History (February 1919) (*.pdf file)
 
The April Theses, 1917 aka "The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution"
 
Leon Aron, "The Problematic Pages: To Understand Vladimir Putin, We Must Understand His View of Russian History," The New Republic (24 September 2008). (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Christopher John Bright, "The Quiver of Zeus:  Nike Anti-Aircraft Missiles in Fairfax County" (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Anna M. Cienciala, "The Katyn Syndrome" (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Declaration of the Representatives of Communist and Workers Parties, November 1960 (in Russian for now, *.pdf file) followed by Khrushchev's explanation of what went on at that meeting, За новые победы мирого коммунистичого движения (On to new victories of the worldwide communist movement), which he gave at a meeting of the communist party organizations at the Higher Party School in Moscow, 6 January 1961 (in Russian for now, *.pdf file)
 
Durnovo Memorandum (*.pdf file).  Complete version from Frank Golder, Documents.
 
The [East] German Peace Plan 1961 (*.pdf file)
 
John Embry, "Bolshevist Atrocities in Siberia" (an eyewitness account, published in Current History, (September 1919) (*.pdf file).
 
Eisenhower Letter to Premier Nikolai Bulganin, 1958 (*.pdf file)
 
"Enigma Variations: A Special Report on Russia" by The Economist (29 November 2008). (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Professor Charles Evans, "Debate in the Soviet Union?  Evgenii Varga and His Analysis of Postwar Capitalism, 1946-1950" (*.pdf file)

Final Exam, Spring 1988, Twentieth Century Russian History (*.doc file)

Kerry Hite, An Explanation of the Declassification Process Foreign Relations of the United States, Cuban Missile Crisis and Its aftermath (pdf)

Khrushchev's Secret Speech, 1956.   I also have this available as a *.pdf or *.doc file.  This is the complete version of  the speech published by the US government, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United State Senate, (85th Congress, 1st Session), 1957)
 
Khrushchev 1959 Speech to the Supreme Soviet "On the International Situation and the Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union. This is the analysis by Soviet Affairs Analysis Service (*.pdf file)
 
Khrushchev Report on the Moscow Conference of Representatives of Communist and Workers' Parties January 1961 (The Conference met in November 1960.) (*.pdf file)
 
The Lenine-Trotzky Government:  Definite Declarations Concerning It by American and British Ambassadors (*.pdf), Current History (May 1919)
 
Order #2 of the Petrograd Soviet, 1917 (*.pdf file)
 
The Prinkipo Conference Plan:  An Attempt to Arrange a Meeting between Delegates of the Allies and of Russian Factions (*.pdf), Current History (March 1919)
 
Radio Liberty, A Fresh Look at Liberation, 1957 (*.pdf file)
 
Recollections of the Cold War in Bulgaria
 
Red Russia Described by Eyewitnesses:  Senate Inquiry into Bolshevism (*.pdf), Current History (March 1919)
 
Russian Imperial Manifesto, Announcing the Start of War in August 1914
 
Author Lawrence Sheets Answers a Few Questions about His Book, Pieces of 8 (2011) (*.pdf)
 
Statement of the Moscow Conference of Representatives of Communist and Workers' Parties December 1960 (*.pdf file) See also, Conference analysis by Radio Liberty (*.pdf file) and a reference paper on the conference by Soviet Affairs Analysis Service (*.pdf file)
 
Sufferings of the Romanoffs under the Reds:  Statement by Grand Duke Alexander (*.pdf), Current History (April 1919)
 
Vladimir Voinovich on Post-Soviet Society
 
Kate Weinberg, "Could This Woman Be Putin's Real Mother. (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Brian Glyn Williams, "Caucasus Belli:  New Perspectives on Russia's Quagmire" (Log into Blackboard and look for the article under "Course Documents" for HIS 242.)
 
Documents from Foreign Relations of the US
 
Robinson and Beard, History of Europe (1921)
 
Lecture notes of Professor Thomas Hammond (*.pdf files)
 
 

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