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Vladimir Putin

Percy, Major-General Sir Jocelyn

The speaker, sent to Russia by the War Office in 1907, just after the Russia-Japanese war to view the battle fields and gauge the value of the Russians. The speaker's expectations and actual findings. Karensky's revolution in Russia, and the consequences for the people. How the revolution was started, who started it, and why. The second revolution, the same that is going on at present under Kolchack. Matters and events in South Russia of which the speaker was an eye-witness. The speaker sent in December, 1919 by the War Office to go out to Russia as Chief-of Staff of General Holman, who was commanding out there. Events and observations from that time. The future of Russia very hard to foretell. The speaker's own view of what will happen in Russia. The need for a guiding hand. Bolshevism elsewhere. The speaker's view of Bolshevism as a sort of horrible disease that often gets lodgment in one's mind without one's knowing it. Conditions under which Bolshevism is welcomed by the people. Encouraging friendships that will keep the British Empire together.

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