JRL NEWSWATCH AUDIO: “In Russia, Scant Traces And Negative Memories Of A Century-Old U.S. Intervention” – National Public Radio (NPR)/Lucian Kim

U.S. Troops Marching on Vladivostok Street ca. 1918, Followed by Other Allied Troops, adapted from image at almc.army.mil

[Transcript, photos, original audio: npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/05/28/608455970/in-russia-scant-traces-and-negative-memories-of-a-century-old-u-s-intervention] 

“… civil war was raging across Russia … [between] the Bolsheviks … [and] the ‘Whites’ – supporters of the deposed czar, republicans, social democrats, Cossacks. … the Bolsheviks withdrew Russia from [World War I] in March 1918. … More than 8,000 U.S. troops started landing in Vladivostok in August 1918 to guard Allied military stocks … and to protect the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway …. A second U.S. force was sent to Arkhangelsk, a northern seaport ….  In Vladivostok … Americans joined soldiers from a dozen allied countries, including Japan, Great Britain and France. … U.S. troops were officially neutral … [but] got caught up in skirmishes between pro-Bolshevik partisans and the Whites. … 200 Americans are believed to have died in eastern Russia … many … from disease ….”

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