Winter in Moscow

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Winter in Moscow
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Author(s) Malcolm Muggeridge
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Politics, Satire
Publisher Eyre and Spottiswood
Publication date 1934
Pages 252
ISBN 080280263X

Winter in Moscow is the title of a book was written by Malcolm Muggeridge, a well known journalist about his experiences in Russia when Stalin was operating the Great Terror. It is in fictional form but the truth can be easier to tell that way. Suffering was inflicted on the people of Russia deliberately. There were winners too. Mr Muggeridge tells us that Jews were at the forefront of the profiteering.

An amazon.com reviewer told us that:-

  • This book was ahead of its time in revealing the true nature of the Bolsheviks and those that implemented its horrors as never seen before in history. Much of what Muggeridge revealed was verified in the many publications of late from those authors in Yale University Press'Annals of Communism Series'. Ironic how so little exposure these revelations have had in our media.

A review tells us that:-

  • BEFORE THERE was Solzhenitsyn, or Pasternak, or Djilas, or Orwell, or Koestler, there was Muggeridge. He covered, or uncovered, the Soviet Union for the Manchester Guardian in 1932-33, laying bare its stupendous horrors even as Walter Duranty and Claud Cockburn were ditufully retailing their obsequious lies about Stalin for American and English readers. He told the West about the Ukrainian famine, a feature of Stalin's farm-collectivization program whose magnitude--on the order of 14 million deaths--is only now penetrating the consciousness.
  • The truth about Stalin was only part of the story Muggeridge had to tell, the other part being the lies of the tyrant's Western sycophants....... Muggeridge uses the medium of a satirical novel to tell the world about the role of his contemptible journalistic colleagues, without whom the Gulag would not have been possible.
  • Solzhenitsyn gives us the scope and scale of Stalinism. Muggeridge's beat is the detail, the vignette, the miniature scene that mustn't be allowed to fall beneath our notice, such things providing revelations of how the whole evil was realized at the level of ordinary life.


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