Denies U.S. Recognition Will Bring Soviet Trade
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America, Now Second in List of Concessions, Existing Mainly on Paper.
Of Little Value Now; Less in the Future.
Will Be Repudiated, Thinks Prof. Sorokin, By Next Russian Regime.
By Pitirim Sorokin, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, and Former Private Secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Kerenksy.
The Washington Post, Apr 26, 1925, pg. E3
PITIRIM O. [sic] SOROKIN, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, left Russia in October, 1922. Before the Russian revolution, he was a member of the social revolutionary party in Russia. He has been arrested three times by agents of the czar, and later as many times by the communist rulers.
While professor sociology in the University of Petrograd, he was also editor of the newspaper “Will of the People.” During the revolution, he was one of the organizers and a member of the executive committee of the first all-Russian peasants soviet, a member of the council of the republic and of the constitutional assembly, in addition to being private secretary to Prime Minister Kerensky.
The entire article is posted (above) as a downloadable PDF file.
— posted by Roger W. Smith