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I Chose Freedom by Victor Kravchenko
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Sep 27, 2010

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bookshelves: russian, coldwarhist
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Kravchenko was one of the first defectors from the Soviet Union, in a time when defecting from the Soviet Union wasn't cool.

It doesn't bring any new information on the situation in the Soviet Union, but it does point out a lot of the Soviet bureaucracy as well.

In the last pages it does point out the American handling of the relations with the Soviet Union during the second world war: The Americans refrained from any criticism towards the Soviet Union, because of the Soviet sensitivity.
The author states that during that time almost every ally of the United States was criticised instead of the Soviet Union.
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