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Vladimir Putin

Smith, I. Norman

The speeches are free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.

A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some introductory remarks about Russia and the speaker's recent trip there. Response to the speaker's reports from Russia. Knowledge and ignorance: a two-way iron curtain. A summary of what the speaker reported from Russia. The reader's focus of response to the speaker's reporting. The facts; the speaker's observations in Russia, accompanied by figures and statistics. NATO's reports on Russian military strength. Sir Winston Churchill's warning about growing Russian strength, along with others. Some of the things that a Canadian, James Duncan, has observed about Russia as a result of his recent visit. The lack of effect on Canadians of this information. Mr. Pearson's remarks and impressions of Russia. What should concern us about the Khrushchev-Bulganin trip. The speaker's view of Canada's contribution to the Colombo Plan. Warnings about losing Southeast Asia and the Middle East to Russia, with reported reasons. The speaker's sense of excitement in Russia. The odds against us.