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HENDERSONVladimirBurtsev2008

HENDERSONVladimirBurtsev2008

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henderson international collaboration in the persecution of russian political emigres
henderson international collaboration in the persecution of russian political emigres

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Vladimir BurtsevandtheRussianRevolutionaryEmigration:SurveillanceofForeignPolitical
Refugees in London,1891-1905.
RobertHendersonQueenMary,UniversityofLondonPhDThesisSeptember 2008
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Declaration
Ihereby declarethat thework presentedinthis thesisismyown.Signed:..ýý`.... ............Date:(RobertHenderson)
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Abstract
Thethesisdescribestheearlylifeinemigration oftheRussianrevolutionary,historianand radicaljournalistVladimirL'vovich Burtsev(17/29November1862-21August1942). Particularemphasisisplaced onthenature andextent ofthepolicesurveillance ofBurtsevandtheemigrecommunityinEuropeduringtheperiod.TherelationshipbetweentheCriminalInvestigationDepartmentofLondon'sMetropolitan PoliceandtheirRussiancounterpartsinEurope-theZagranichnaiaagentura,('ForeignAgency')-isexaminedin detail.Burtsev'sbiographyhasgreat contemporaryrelevance,unfolding,asit does,inanatmosphereofincreasinganxietyinBritain(bothgovernmentalandnon-official)about growing numbers offoreignanarchists,terrorists,and`aliens'ingeneral(whichwouldlead, in duecourse,to thepassing ofthe1905AliensAct)andtheincreasinglyinterventionistpolicemethods oftheera.ThethesisdescribesBurtsev'srelationshipwiththeemigrecommunity anditsBritishsupporters,examineshis (attimesextreme)political views and reviewstheradicaljournalismwhichledtohistrialandimprisonment in1898. This,the`Burtsevaffair',signalledamajorshiftinBritishgovernmentpolicytowardspolitical refugeesontheonehandandtointernationalcounter-terrorist co-operation ontheotheranditisoneoftheaimsofthis thesis todetailthereasonsforthesechanges.
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