Sam Hill’s Adventures in Russia, 1899-1916: In His Own Words

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Donald W. Whisenhunt
William Benton Whisenhunt



Sam Hill wrote that St. Petersburg “is a city unlike any other in the world and in every way unique.” He went even further to claim that “the city of St. Petersburg, or the city of Moscow, offers more of interest to people than any city of the world.”1 Hill wrote these effusive comments about Russia’s two major cities not long after his first visit to Russia in 1899. Travel accounts of Russia by foreigners at at the turn of the century offer a wide range of views, and Hill’s depictions about his three trips to Russia in 1899, 1901, and 1916 follow that pattern. From the 1880s to the 1920s, there were many more travelers both directions and an explosion of travel writing, memoirs, letters and more, both published and unpublished.

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Whisenhunt, D. W., and W. B. Whisenhunt. “Sam Hill’s Adventures in Russia, 1899-1916: In His Own Words”. Journal of Marianne, vol. 3, no. 2, Apr. 2021, pp. 151-62,