American Relief Administration


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

American Relief Administration

 

(Ara) existed between 1919—1923 and was headed by H. Hoover. Its officially stated task was to ship food and other aid to European countries that suffered during World War I (1914–1918). During the famine in the Volga region, the Soviet government allowed the ARA to operate in the RSFSR in 1921. The food products, medicine, and other goods shipped by the ARA were of some help in fighting the famine. At the same time the ruling circles of the USA tried to use it to support counterrevolutionary elements, espionage, and sabotage, to fight the revolutionary movement, and to strengthen the position of American imperialism in Europe.

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