"Acid test" for US diplomacy: President W. Wilson and the consuls are looking for him solution "Russian dilemma»
The author proceeds from the fact that from the first days of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia,
the Woodrow Wilson administration, in various ways, under the guise of ostentatious goodwill,
sought to take a leading role among those who offered Russia “help and assistance”. The US
diplomatic services launched intensive reconnaissance and sabotage operations, spreading their
influence and agents in the hottest spots of the country. These actions were combined with US
armed intervention in Soviet Russia, were supported by local counterrevolution, and developed
taking into account the presence of the Japanese military contingent in Siberia and the Far East,
as well as Czechoslovak units from among former prisoners of war. As a result, by 1919 the
United States was close to establishing something similar to the occupation regime in a number
of places free of the “Reds” and their supporters.
the United States and the Civil War in Soviet Russia; Woodrow Wilson; American
diplomacy and the situation in the regions of Russia in 1918; Anti-Bolshevism
The Russian Political Economist of the 19th Century (translated by I.Diakonova)
The author deals with N.Mordvinov, the thinker and statesman. It is unknown to the general public that as early as in the very beginning of the 19th century there were Russian scientists who contributed to the world economic science. Having meticulously studied works of foreign economists, Mordvinov applied their discoveries to Russian reality and developed these discoveries, with the Russian peculiarities taken into consideration. According to the author, Mordvinov's essay on private provincial banks is of particular interest, for Mordvinov in that work stated his opinion on the monetary system and budget, i.e., on the issues which were within the sphere of his official duties (for some time Mordvinov was the chief of the State Economy Department of the Russian State Council).