The St. Petersburg Connection

Overview

A history of Russian-American relations from 1776 to 1917, when these two states, mostly antagonists since, were warm friends.



A compelling account of Russian-American relations from the American Revolution of 1776 to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917. Long before the Cold War, there was a seemingly unlikely connection between the two countries — one a champion of liberty and progress; the other an absolute monarchy and defender of tradition. Indeed, following Russia’s refusal to help Great Britain put down the rebellious colonists, there developed a relationship of warm friendship, robust trade, and mutual support between Russia and the newly formed United States of America.



Over the course of the next century and a half, the relationship between Russia and America flourished and matured. The St. Petersburg Connection brings to life the events and figures that played a crucial role in that history, drawing a picture of a time when two of the great nations of the last century, often enemies since, were friends.

About the Author

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy, scion of a Russian princely family, is an internationally published writer. He is the author of Imperial Legend: the Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, A Brief History of the Crimean War, and Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North. A fellow of the Association of Russian-American Scholars, he currently lives in Toronto.