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John Somers, Oliver Soskice, Victor Soskice, Lord and Lady Stow Hill (Frank Soskice and Susan Soskice), Professor Ilmar Talve, Heather Tritton, J. Cyril Tritton, Professor Sergei Utekhin, Ewing S. Walker, Ludmila Weidlé, Ella Wolfe, and N. B. Yarrow. I am indebted to the following institutions: In England: Battersea District Library, Battersea Labour Party, BBC Sound Archives, Bodleian Library, British Library, British Library of Political and Economic Science, Cambridge University Library, The Evening Standard, the Library and Records Department of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Gloucester Ukrainian Club, House of Lords Record Office, Keble College Library, New College (the Milner Papers), Public Record Office, St.
Ostroumov now argued for Russian control of the Muslim schools attached to the Islamic medresas, while Kerensky's attempts at a more flexible and tolerant approach ran into greater official disapproval. The development of Russian schooling for the natives was hampered by Russian poverty and local pride. The first native primary school opened in 1884, but there were only twenty-five of them by the turn of the century. 22 Page 11 Turkestan still retained the atmosphere of a frontier society, a refuge for upper-class scapegraces and a starting point for adventure.
Others were blinded to his quality by patriarchal prejudice and intellectual snobbery. No one who knew him well has ever published an objective account of him. In 1966, Professor Werner Mosse suggested Kerensky as a topic for research, though the initial work was supervised by Dr. Lionel Kochan. It was an almost full-time occupation during the three years I spent at the University of East Anglia. By the early seventies, I had visited Paris, Helsinki, New York, Austin, Stanford—and briefly Leningrad—and a book was nearly complete.