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St. Petersburg Connection : Russian-American Friendship from Revolution to Revolution (Paperback)
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A history of Russian-American relations from 1776 to 1917, when these two states, mostly antagonists since, were warm friends, engaging in robust trade and providing military support to each other.The St. Petersburg Connection is a compelling account of Russian-American relations from the American Revolution of 1776 to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917. Long before the Cold War, there was a seemingly unlikely connection between the two countries — one a champion of liberty and progress; the other an absolute monarchy and defender of tradition. Indeed, following Russia’s refusal to help Great Britain put down the rebellious colonists, there developed a relationship of warm friendship, robust trade, and mutual support between Russia and the newly formed United States of America.Over the course of the next century and a half, the relationship between Russia and America flourished and matured.The St. Petersburg Connection brings to life the events and figures that played a crucial role in that history, drawing a picture of a time when two of the great States of the last century, often enemies since, were friends.
Number of Pages: 285
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / General, United States / General, Europe / Russia + the Former Soviet Union
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
Street Date: December 22, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3866
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