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A comprehensive study of the American and Western European ‘biassed’ and false interpretations of Russian history in academia and popular culture.
The author, archpriest Vasilii Demidov (1885-1951) presents a series of erroneous statements and curious situations inspired by ‘anti-Russian’ Western propaganda and later by the Soviet propaganda portraying tsarist Russia as an underdeveloped and barbaric state. Demidov was a military priest in the White Army in the Volga and Siberia during the Civil War; later he emigrated to Harbin and then to the US where he was a rector of many parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church and a professor at the Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville.
Avenir Alexandrovich Nizoff (a pianist who lived in Edmonton, Canada, in the second half of the 20th century, and gathered a large, wide-ranging library of Russian works, especially covering art, émigré, literature and history).