After visiting revolutionary Russia in the middle of the civil war and meeting Vladimir Lenin at the Kremlin, H.G. Wells, the famous British writer, named his book about the Bolshevik coup and the future of the giant country Russia in the Shadows. Nearly a hundred years after that trip, modern day researchers could also use the same title: Russia’s future is still obscure and nobody can predict what will become of it in the years to come.
In 1920, as Wells was being introduced to the Soviet leader, Lenin was still head of the government in the Soviet Russia. Future republics of the Soviet Union – including Ukraine – still existed as independent states with the Red Army controlling military and economic unions there following occupati...
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