Friday, 9 July 2010

YL's visit Kropotkin's grave

I have written before about the impact on Liberalism made by Kropotkin.(sadly I have not tagged all the postings). Nevertheless I was unaware about a visit made to Kropotkin's grave by leading YL's back in the winter of 1967/8. Writing in the most recent Journal of Liberal History (Issue 67) Peter Hellyer records a visit to Russia :

Our hosts were somewhat taken aback by our requests and questions.Thus in Moscow, we insisted on visiting the tomb of the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin, in Kiev we asked party officials to explain the nature of Ukraine's separate national identity, and in the Latvia ....we spent hours with a young artist who carefully explained the history of Latvia's forcible  annexation by the Soviet Union and the validity of its continued desire for independence.

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