Ten Days That Shook The World by Vladimir Lenin, John Reed

By Vladimir Lenin, John Reed

An impassioned firsthand account of the Russian Revolution

An American journalist and innovative author, John Reed turned a detailed buddy of Lenin and was once an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. Ten Days That Shook the area is Reed's outstanding checklist of that occasion. Writing within the first flush of innovative enthusiasm, he supplies a gripping account of the occasions in Petrograd in November 1917, whilst Lenin and the Bolsheviks ultimately seized energy. Containing verbatim reviews either one of speeches by way of leaders and of the opportunity reviews of bystanders, and set opposed to an idealized backdrop of infantrymen, sailors, peasants, and the proletariat uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the made of passionate involvement and continues to be an unsurpassed vintage of reporting.

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It will come to a head in several years when the treaty covering Russian naval bases there expires. Also, Moscow has lashed out at the authorities in Kiev for providing Saakashvilli’s forces with weapons, while the Ukrainians in turn assert that Russia violated international law by allowing its Black Sea fleet to engage in military operations against Georgia. Of larger geo-political significance, prominent Russian leaders like Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov claim that the Crimea belongs to Russia, and likeminded commentators in Russia not only say the same thing, they favor providing Ukrainians with Russian passports in anticipation of the region reverting to Russian sovereignty.

Before turning to the issues involved in the ongoing START negotiations, a few words of background are in order. The elder Bush and Gorbachev signed START I in 1991 and, under it neither side could have more than 1,600 delivery systems (ground launched intercontinental missiles and those carried by submarines and bombers) and no more that 6,000 nuclear warheads. According to Russian sources, the day it was signed, the Soviet Union had 10,271 strategic nuclear warheads carried on 2,500 launchers.

S. S. defense strategy. S. security doctrine, and this focus would feed fears in Moscow that the United States was securing a first-strike capability. S. system. The other two were in Alaska and California. Bush’s refusal to acknowledge Moscow’s concerns about NMD underscored its conviction that the Americans no longer took Russia seriously and would treat it with contempt. Presumably this explained why Bush did not take active measures to pursue agreements on arms control that he made with Putin at Sochi in April 2008.

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