Medical Relief for Soviet Russia
Excerpt from Medical Relief for Soviet Russia: Address Delivered at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, January 18, 1921I am sure, too, that many of the leaders within these organizations must have bemoaned their impotence more than once. Nevertheless, on the record as it stands, we find that these two mighty and noble institutions simply hardened their hearts towards the innocent and suffering millions of the great Communist Republic. They are recorded as having brought aid and comfort to every enemy of Soviet Russia from first to last, from Kolchak all the way through Wrangel. They were all ready with their barges of food and clothing and medicines to bring the message of brotherhood and compassion from America to the population of Russia, provided-provided the adventurer Judenich, with his hangman Balakowich, and the mercenaries of a dozen nationalities should capture Petrograd on the scheduled day. The valor of Red Petrograd disturbed the Entente schedule, and the message of humanity and compassion from America is still undelivered. Instead of bringing supplies to assuage the misery of suffering Russia, there is an authentic record, made by a member of the Kerenski Cabinet and of the Wrangel Cabinet, of which I hold a copy, that large portions of the food supplies of an American relief organization were sold speculatively by the Judenich authorities at six times the legal Esthonian rate, and that the proceeds from these sales of American relief supplies were used not for relief, but for the political and military benefit of the bankrupt Judenich Northwestern Government.I am not to be understood, of course, as saying that these two great and humane American organizations would countenance willingly such a misapplication of American relief supplies. I am pointing to it merely to show that in difficult and troublous times such as war brings with it, the relief organizations were prepared to endure, and justly so, much loss and misapplication of their supplies, knowing that only thus would they have a chance of bringing in the relief which they knew the innocent common people were so much in need of. Yet, when it comes to the relief of Soviet Russia, all kinds of scruples crop up. Surely, the Soviet authorities are at least as responsible, politically and financially, as the motley group of Judenich's administrators and soldiers, at whose heels American relief supplies were to be poured with true American generosity into suffering Russia.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.