A complex mosaic

The early years of a diverse Russian-Australian community
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May 2021, no. 431
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White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War history of migration to Australia by Sheila Fitzpatrick

La Trobe University Press, $34.99 pb, 376 pp

A complex mosaic

The early years of a diverse Russian-Australian community
by
May 2021, no. 431

As readers of her two volumes of memoirs will know, Sheila Fitzpatrick trained at the University of Melbourne until departing for Oxford in 1964 to pursue doctoral research on the history of the Soviet Union. That took her to Moscow, where she gained access to Soviet archives. Fitzpatrick would make her name as an archival historian, in contrast to earlier Western scholars who relied, both of necessity and by inclination, on other sources; she showed remarkable ingenuity in using the officially sanctioned records.

Stuart Macintyre reviews 'White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War history of migration to Australia' by Sheila Fitzpatrick

White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War history of migration to Australia

by Sheila Fitzpatrick

La Trobe University Press, $34.99 pb, 376 pp

Buy this book

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