Spies and hooligans : Pro-communist Soviet displaced persons in Australia

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Hutchin, Ebony. (2018). Spies and hooligans : Pro-communist Soviet displaced persons in Australia. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2018. Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 02 - 06 Jul 2018 Australian Historical Association.
AuthorsHutchin, Ebony
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Though Soviet Displaced Persons (DPs) resettled in Australia in the post-war period were usually strongly anti-communist, this was not always the case. This paper examines the Russian Social Club on George Street, Sydney, during the 1940s and 1950s, providing an intimate glimpse of migrant involvement on the political Left. This microhistory primarily draws upon recently released intelligence records from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and Soviet Repatriation Office files to explore the lives of DPs on the political and social margins of early Cold War Australia.

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PublisherAustralian Historical Association
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