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Russia's Agony

Robert Wilton

A new and completely reset edition of the 1918 original, featuring all the original illustrations and maps, digitally restored to the highest possible quality. The author, a journalist working in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution which saw the Bolshevists sweep to power, provides one of the few eye-witness accounts of those tumultuous times.


A fervent anti-Communist, Wilton's narration contains many of the prejudices of his time, but nonetheless contains many valuable insights into the conditions and events of the time, including the influence of the famous monk Rasputin, the struggle faced by the Tsar in dealing with the war against Germany and internal revolt, the role of the German government in aiding the Bolshevists, the Kronstadt sailors' revolt, Jews, anti-Semitism, the revolutionary parties, the Tsar's abdication, the first elections, and the Bolshevist seizure of power.


Finally, Wilton provides an overly optimistic view of Russia's future, and a short series of appendices dealing with later political and economic issues.

This new edition also contains a reformatted index.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Scrawny Goat Books
  • Publish Date: Apr 28th, 2023
  • Pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.70in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781915645258
  • Categories: Russia - Soviet Era

About the Author

Wilton, Robert: - Robert Wilton (1868-1925) was a British journalist who worked for the London Times and the New York Herald, specializing in Russian and German political reporting. He was present in Russia during the Russian Revolution, and wrote two books based on his experiences, "Russia's Agony" (1918) and "The Last Days of the Romanovs" (1920).