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Report by Mr Hodgson at the British Commercial Mission, Moscow, on the opinion of the Soviet newspaper Pravda, August 1921
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/6850)
FO 371/6850; report on the opinion of Pravda, 1921


  1. Pravda was the official paper of the Soviet Communist Party. Who might have read Pravda?

  2. Who are ‘the bourgeois governments’ and why does Pravda warn against them?

  3. Both this source and source 5 write of foreign intervention. Do you think the USSR would have been more worried about foreign invasion in 1921 (source 4) or 1933 (source 5)?