Bullard, Reader ___ 1885-1976 ___ British ___ diplomat

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Bullard was born in London, the son of a tally clerk. After grammar school, in 1906, he joined the Levant Consular Service. He married Miriam Smith in 1921, and they had five children. Among his postings, he served as Consul in Jeddah (1923-25), Athens, (1925-28), and Addis Ababa (1928). He was then appointed Consul-General in Moscow (1930), and in Leningrad (1931-34). After the Soviet Union, Bullard also took postings in Rabat and, eventually, as Ambassador in Tehran. He retired in 1946. Diaries written during his time in the Soviet Union were edited by his son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Margaret Bullard, and published by Day Books in 2000.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1930-1934 ___ political people culture society historyeye Russia

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Inside Stalin's Russia - The Diaries of Reader Bullard 1930-1934
 

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