Day: 9 January 2019

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


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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