Soviet Russian First Consul in Australia, Petr Simonov: His Friends and Foes
This article investigates the work of Petr Fomich Simonov, Soviet Russian first consul in Australia, on the basis of documents in the National Archives of Australia and the archives of the Russian Federation, and material in the press. Simonov arrived in Australia from Harbin in 1912, at the age of 28. Although he had never previously been engaged in political activism, he quickly came to prominence among the radicals of the Russian community in Queensland and in 1917 became secretary of the...[Show more]
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