Stateless

, New York Law Journal

William J. Dean, executive director of Volunteers of Legal Service, writes: Roland Huntford, in "Nansen, The Explorer as Hero," cites an apocryphal Russian saying: "A man consists of a body, a soul and a passport." Over 1 millions Russians, stateless as a result of the Russian Revolution and ensuring civil war, possessed the first two, but not the third. Nansen set out to remedy this. Contrary to Nabokov's negative comments, Nansen was successful in these efforts.

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