The Petrov Affair

The Petrov Affair

Book - 2004
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In the highly charged atmosphere of the Cold War, the 1954 defection of Soviet diplomats Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov detonated under Australian politics like a nuclear explosion. From the moment the famous photo of Soviet thugs manhandling Evdokia Petrova across the Mascot tarmac hit the newstands, the case was a popular sensation. By the time ALP leader Doc Evatt had initiated his spectacular political self-destruction before the subsequent royal commission and triggered the events that led to the ALP's electoral obliteration in the 1950s and '60s, its place in history was assured.
Publisher: Melbourne : 2004
ISBN: 9781920885168
1920885161
Branch Call Number: ANF 994.05 MANN
Characteristics: xiii, 302 p. ; 20 cm

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