Seventy days in Russia: What I saw - Angel Pestaña

Angel Pestaña
Angel Pestaña

First published in Spain in 1924, Angel Pestaña’s journal recounting his experiences in Russia in the summer of 1920 as the delegate sent by the Spanish anarchosyndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (the CNT) to the Second Congress of the Third International, which he represents as “an objective accounting”, features encounters with Victor Serge, Peter Kropotkin, Lenin, Zinoviev, Lozovsky and Tomsky; while critical of the “mistakes” of the Bolsheviks, Pestaña ultimately absolves them of the greatest share of responsibility for the suffering of the Russian people, which he attributes to the blockade and civil war imposed and underwritten by the Western Democracies.

Submitted by Alias Recluse on June 2, 2012

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Serge Forward

11 years 12 months ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on June 2, 2012

Thanks for adding this. It looks really interesting.

Steven.

11 years 12 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on June 4, 2012

Yeah, thanks very much for posting it looks great! And do I assume correctly that you translated this as well? If so that's amazing!

I am working through it now trying to tidy up the book ordering…

Alias Recluse

11 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Alias Recluse on June 5, 2012

Yes, I translated this book. It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Pestana's journal is a useful complement to Berkman's and Goldman's accounts. And thanks so much for repairing the format issues.

Juan Conatz

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Juan Conatz on August 14, 2012

http://libcom.org/history/part-2-chapter-10-seventy-days-russia-what-i-saw-angel-pesta%C3%B1

This needs to be moved over to Part 2, which currently has no content.

Steven.

11 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on October 9, 2012

Bump, because this is finally formatted and laid out properly!

petey

11 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by petey on April 4, 2013

i'm in the middle of reading this fascinating account. did he ever write what he mentions at the end:

That is why, to conclude our narrative, we shall make a promise; if the public likes our work, we shall write a second part that we shall entitle: “Seventy Days in Russia—What I Think.”

?

Steven.

10 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on June 23, 2013

We got an e-mail from a user requesting this in PDF format. Reddebrek if you got time to convert it that would be great!

Reddebrek

10 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Reddebrek on July 3, 2013

MT

is there any chance of having this in a single PDF?

There is http://www.mediafire.com/?26x2wpu64zeyzw4

Oh and by the way chapter 10 is at the end of part 2 when it should be at the end of part 1. I fixed the order in the PDF.

Spassmaschine

10 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Spassmaschine on July 3, 2013

Reddebrek

Oh and by the way chapter 10 is at the end of part 2 when it should be at the end of part 1. I fixed the order in the PDF.

fixed.

Serge Forward

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on April 9, 2014

I don't ask for much but... any chance of a mobi version?

Steven.

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on April 9, 2014

Serge Forward

I don't ask for much but... any chance of a mobi version?

DIY!

Just quickly copy and paste each chapter into a word document, save it then convert it to a mobi file on www.2epub.com

then you can even add it to this article is a file attachment so everyone else can use it as well!

Reddebrek

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Reddebrek on April 9, 2014

Personally I'm using calibre to do my conversions faffing around with website converters can be a bit tricky. http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Serge Forward

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on April 9, 2014

Steven.

Serge Forward

I don't ask for much but... any chance of a mobi version?

DIY!

Just quickly copy and paste each chapter into a word document, save it then convert it to a mobi file on www.2epub.com

then you can even add it to this article is a file attachment so everyone else can use it as well!

'Kin'ell... I think I've just gone and done something technological... didn't think I had it in me ;) Mobi file uploaded, just awaiting moderation.

Steven.

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on April 10, 2014

Nice one mate, thanks! Feel free to do this with any other texts as well, it all helps make them more accessible to more people.