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SOLOVEYTCHIK, George, 1902-1982, journalist and broadcaster

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 COLL MISC 0770
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: SOLOVEYTCHIK, George, 1902-1982, journalist and broadcaster
Date(s): 1939-c1970
Level of description: collection
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Soloveytchik | George | 1902-1982 | journalist and broadcaster


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Soloveytchik, 1902-1982, was born in St Petersburg, the son of the Managing Director of the Siberian Bank of Commerce. He was educated at St Catharine's School, and The Reformation School, Petrograd, Russia. He also studied at Queen's College, Oxford, Paris University and Berlin University. Soloveytchik escaped from Soviet Russia to England in 1918, and began to write and lecture while still at Oxford. He became a frequent free lance contributor to leading British and overseas newspapers and periodicals chiefly on international affairs, history and biography. He was Editor of the 'Economic Review' 1926-1927, and Foreign Editor of the 'Financial Times' 1938-1939. Soloveytchik was also Director of Publicity at the International Colonial Exhibition at Paris in 1931. From 1941 to 1945 he was Special adviser to the exiled Belgian Government in London, and official lecturer to HM Forces, 1940-1945. Soloveytchik delivered addresses to the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and at Princeton, Yale, etc., in 1944. He went on numerous lecture tours in USA, Canada and Europe from 1946 onwards. He also went on a special mission to Scandinavian countries on behalf of UNESCO, 1947. Soloveytchik was Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva Univ., 1948-1956, also at School of Economics, St Gallen. His publications include: 'The financier: the life of Ivar Kreuger, (1933); 'Peace or chaos?' (1943); 'Potemkin: a picture of Catherine's Russia' (1938); 'Russia in perspective' (1945); 'Switzerland in perspective' (1954).


Scope and content/abstract:

Box 1. Typescripts of books, 'Russia in Perspective', and 'Russian Panorama', a photograph and curriculum vitae of Soloveytchik; Box 2. Typescript journal articles and reviews; Box 3. Further articles and reviews, printed and typescript.

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In three boxes as outlined in scope and content.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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May 8, 2002

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