On the left : The Russian Social Club in early Cold War Sydney

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Ebony Nilsson. (2019). On the left : The Russian Social Club in early Cold War Sydney. Australian Historical Studies. 50(1), pp. 63-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2018.1551908
AuthorsEbony Nilsson
Abstract

Whilst most Russian-speaking displaced persons (DPs) settled in Australia were anti-Communist, a small number were actively left-wing. This article examines the revitalisation of Sydney’s left-wing Russian Social Club sparked by the arrival of DPs from both Europe and China. Using recently released intelligence records, it highlights the voices and activities of left-wing DPs and suggests that the impacts of state surveillance and the Petrov Affair have contributed to these politically-active DPs occupying a gap in the historical record. Further, it points to the demands the state made of migrants’ political lives during the early Cold War.

Year2019
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citation50 (1), pp. 63-80
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1031-461X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2018.1551908
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85062894201
Page range63-80
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Online11 Mar 2019
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Deposited20 Apr 2021
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