I Speak for the Silent Prisoners of the Soviets - V. Tchernavin
This deeply moving, and frightfully truthful book about the horrors of Soviet communism was written by one of the early victims of Stalin's Reign of Terror. The author was a Russian scientist who escaped from a labor-prison in Northern Russia and lived to tell the truth about the Soviet system. His story provides a horrifying portrait of a totalitarian state with no regard for human rights or dignity, but it was dismissed as "anti-Soviet propaganda" by many western apologists for socialism when it was first published in 1934.
VLADIMIR V. TCHERNAVIN
FROM A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR TAKEN IN FINLAND IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS ESCAPE FROM THE U.S.S.R.
The Story of Professor Techernavin's escape into Finland with his wife and son who had been visiting him in the Soviet prison camp, where he was serving a sentence, had been dramatically told in Madame Tchernavin's book, Escape from the Soviets. When her book was published, the repoduction of photographs of either Professor Tchernavin or his wife was considered unwise, as it might enable the GPU agents in Finland to trace them. We are fortunate to have obtained the author's permission now to reproduce photographs of himself, of his wife, and of their sun Andrey.