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Australian Books

Telling it on the mountain

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89 Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland

Hybrid Publishers, pp.273, $29.95, ISBN: 9781925000856

As we stood on the threshold of the dacha outside Vladivostok, the Australian delegation paused. We had been monitoring Boris Yeltsin’s election of 1993, which followed hard upon his proroguing of the Russian Parliament by deploying tanks. The dacha was splendid; characterized by marble interiors; crystal chandeliers and skylights.Turning to our interpreter, from the Australian Embassy in Moscow, I said: ‘Tolya, in the days of the Soviets, this must’ve been a Party guesthouse’.

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