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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 7. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1382.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1382

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 7, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 16, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1382.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 7
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Transcript I RUSSIA'S GIFT TO THE WORLD RUSSIA is, for the mass of people in England, an unknown country. It is separated in many ways : by distance, by language, by social organisation and habits. It is at the other end of Europe, so that the journey from one country to the other is long, expensive, and rather laborious. Not only the language, but even the alphabet is different from ours, and the ways of common life are in many respects strange, and take some pains to understand. To these difficulties in the way of intercourse has to be added, not only the national English dislike of foreigners, but the alienation caused by past hostility. The Crimean War, one of the greatest blunders of English statesmanship, drove a wedge between the two nations just when they might have begun to understand one another. Then there followed a long period of jealousies over our Indian frontier and conflicting interests in South-Eastern Europe. Twice we were on the brink of war with Russia, once over Constantinople in 1877-78, and again over Afghanistan in 1884-85. Then the Franco-Russian Alliance was formed at a time when Great Britain was on uneasy and almost hostile terms with France. It is only in recent years that we have come to regard Russia as a neighbour and tried to understand the Russian nation and the Russian life. Instances of the greatness of our ignorance are the common beliefs that the Russians are an Asiatic race, and that they speak a barbarous language. The facts are quite the contrary. The Slavs are,