Canadian-Soviet Relations Between the World Wars by Aloysius Balawyder

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By Aloysius Balawyder

This research, in response to data just recently made on hand, examines Canada’s kin with the Soviet Union among the 1st and moment global wars. It indicates how Canada’s coverage in the direction of Russia was once encouraged by means of the commercial and international regulations of serious Britain, via the innovative rules of the Comintern, through monetary pressures inside Canada and the Soviet Union, and through pressures from political and ethnic teams inside Canada. Professor Balawyder explores the connection among the Communist celebration of Canada and the Russian Comintern, and stories the consequences of the actions of Canadian Communists on Canada’s political and advertisement dealings with Russia. 

these attracted to Canada’s international kinfolk and within the historical past of left-wing political teams in Canada will locate this ebook a huge contribution to a box of analysis lengthy neglected. 

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Berzin, G. Chicherin, the Soviet commissar for foreign 70 Minutes of a meeting of the Privy Council, 26 Dec. 1921, Sessional Paper, no. 274, Journal Section of the House of Commons, Ottawa. H. Payne to Buskard, 26 July 1921, no. 026842, Meighen Papers. , 29 July 1921, no. 026849. 73 Esmond Ovey to Berzin, 3 July 1922, no. 40793, ibid. D. J. Mackie acceptable as representatives to be attached to the British Trade Mission, even though the negotiations between Russia and Canada were still in the preliminary stage.

27 Although Borden was sympathetic to White's suggestion, he was not too certain how a cruiser could be utilized to suppress riots and insurrections on the mainland. 28 White did not agree with the prime minister, feeling that the dispatch of police would only aggravate the situation,29 and Borden finally acquiesced. 30 The appearance of the naval squadron would provide the mayor of Vancouver and some of the members of the Canadian government with the show of force necessary to quiet the radicals, who through their propaganda were causing some concern to the government.

66 Leonid Krassin to Daly, 11 March 1921, no. 026797, ibid. ANGLO-SOVIET TRADE A G R E E M E N T 39 of Krassin's coming on a business trip to Canada. 67 Meighen also corresponded with Foster, minister of trade and commerce. '68 He added, however, that no such appointment could be justified before Canada officially agreed to the terms of the Anglo-Soviet Trade Agreement, for otherwise it would appear that Ottawa was seeking favours from Moscow. Although Meighen did not see any objections to such an adherence, he felt that the decision rested with the cabinet.

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