It influenced me, although not always C Level Contact List directly. I would identify two very particular issues. One is that, as a teenager in the 1950s, I developed the kind of critique that young people of that age make of every possible aspect of their parents' lives. In that sense, I began to challenge my father, not so much in his fundamental political beliefs –which were associated and deeply linked to the struggle for civil liberties–, but in relation to C Level Contact List something quite peripheral for him: his admiration for the USSR . Or at least his hope that the USSR was at some point worthy of such sentiment. I didn't know much about that experience, but like other people on the left I felt that the ussr probablyhe was being smeared by the capitalist press C Level Contact List and that led to some kind of support.
I considered that he did not have C Level Contact List enough information and that is why I peppered him a bit with my questions. However, I soon realized that it was extremely difficult to form an opinion about the USSR because the available literature C Level Contact List was not only sparse, but completely contradictory. These were partisan books for or against, and it was impossible to understand what had really happened or was happening there. And C Level Contact List that seemed like an interesting challenge.
The second issue that influenced C Level Contact List my decision to study Russian history is that at the University of Melbourne, where I was studying History, you had to study a foreign language. I wanted to learn German, but they wouldn't let me C Level Contact List do it because I didn't have a background – since it wasn't offered as part of the curriculum at my high school. So my parents suggested that I study Russian. The reason behind it was the C Level Contact List emblematic episode of the Cold War in Australia: the defection of the Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov, which led to the creation in 1954 of a Royal Commission on Espionage [ Royal Commission on Espionage].