Russia Abroad: Prague and the Russian Diaspora, 1918–1938 Catherine Andreyev

ISBN: 9780300102345

Published: May 11th 2004

Hardcover

272 pages


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Russia Abroad: Prague and the Russian Diaspora, 1918–1938  by  Catherine Andreyev

Russia Abroad: Prague and the Russian Diaspora, 1918–1938 by Catherine Andreyev
May 11th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780300102345 | 5.49 Mb

In the wake of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing civil war, approximately one-and-a-half million Russians fled their country. Many settled in Prague, where they were welcomed and supported by the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic. This bookMoreIn the wake of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing civil war, approximately one-and-a-half million Russians fled their country. Many settled in Prague, where they were welcomed and supported by the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic. This book presents the first full account of Pragues Russian emigre community from 1918 to 1938, when the Nazi invasion scattered the inhabitants yet again.

Russia Abroad examines the life of this vibrant community, its activity, achievement, and importance. Catherine Andreyev and Ivan Savicky explore the reasons that Czechoslovakia embraced the Russian immigrants, the evolution of the Russian community, and why the original idea of supporting Russian emigres and creating an academic centre of progressive Russians had to be modified in the light of national and international politics.

The story they tell not only illuminates aspects of Russian life and culture of the period but also offers insights into later diasporas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.



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