“Enemy’s Face Which Became Brutish Because of Malice”: Left-Radical Emigrant and Soviet Press about I.A. Bunin’s Speech “The Mission of the Russian Emigration”

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Anton V. Bakuntsev

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Editing, Publishing and Informatics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: auctor@list.ru

Section: History of Journalism

The article is dedicated to the problem of the public apprehension of I.A. Bunin's speech “The Mission of the Russian Emigration” (1924) in both sides of the Soviet borders. The subjects of our research are the corresponding (mostly little-known) publications in left-radical emigrant and Soviet periodical press. We give particular attention to the typical way of such press to have a discussion with the political opponents. All the quotations are got from the original source.

Keywords: I.A. Bunin, the speech, “The Mission of the Russian Emigration”, the left-radical emigrant press, the Soviet press