A serious and scholarly examination of the Soviet Far East, which has been isolated ever since the Russians closed the...

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THE PEOPLES OF THE SOVIET FAR EAST

A serious and scholarly examination of the Soviet Far East, which has been isolated ever since the Russians closed the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vladivostok in 1948. This enormous area, which covers one eighth of the Soviet Republic is remote from Moscow and comprises a population which is largely Mongolian in origin and has many tribal groups at an almost aboriginal level. The Soviet has imposed a ruthless industrialization upon these people, and their condition is far worse than in other exploited colonies since it is- for the most part- unknown to the rest of the world. And the central command in Moscow has had reason to realize that this predominantly Asiatic portion of its Republic is a real trouble spot of its people's leanings toward Asia, where the manufacture of a Soviet ""mystique"" has failed in the face of ancient beliefs and resistance to pressure.... For students, political scientists, historians, but a general reader will be hard to find.

Pub Date: March 25, 1954

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Publisher: Praeger

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954