Day: 9 January 2019

'Pub life and gambling': A Soviet Russian guide to 1970s Ireland

09.01.2019

Yuri Ustimenko was Russian news agency TAAS’ Irish correspondent from 1969 to 1971. BACK IN 1979, the Department of Foreign Affairs concerned itself with – among other issues affecting the country’s reputation abroad – a small Soviet guidebook to Ireland. A glimpse into how important impressions abroad were can be found in a report on […]

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