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An account of the disruption during the civil war, written by AJ Youngman on a journey to Russia, 18 August 1919
(Catalogue ref: FO 418/53)
FO 418/53; account of disruption during civil war, 1919


  1. According to this source, what problems were there in the country?

  2. What was being done to solve problems in the economy?

  3. To what extent can we rely on this eyewitness account by a foreign visitor as a historical source?