First Foreign Posting

First Foreign Posting

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First Foreign Posting: Moscow, 1957-1959

Letters to the Family

Naomi Ziman Roberts and Peter M. Roberts

6 X 9 inches, 200 pages
18 pages of photographs

Canada-Russia Series, No. 6

This work offers an intimate account of the experiences of a Canadian junior foreign service officer and his wife while they lived in the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. Separated as a child from her family in wartime England, Naomi Roberts developed the habit of sending letters to her parents every week. This practice was revived when she accompanied her diplomat husband, Peter Roberts, to Moscow during his first foreign assignment. The letters are frank and unaffected, and demonstrate the writers' affectionate relationship with their families.


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