IamA survivor of Stalin’s dictatorship and I'm back to answer more questions. My father was executed by the secret police and I am here to tell my story about my life in America after fleeing Communism. Ask me anything.
Hello, my name is Anatole Konstantin. You can click here to read my previous AMA about growing up under Stalin and what life was like fleeing from the Communists. I arrived in the United States in 1949 in pursuit of achieving the American Dream. After I became a citizen I was able to work on engineering projects including the Titan Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launcher. As a strong anti-Communist I was proud to have the opportunity to work in the defense industry. Later I started an engineering company with my brother without any money and 48 years later the company is still going strong. In my book I also discuss my observations about how Soviet propaganda ensnared a generation of American intellectuals to becoming sympathetic to the cause of Communism.
My grandson, Miles, is typing my replies for me.
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Visit my website anatolekonstantin.com to learn more about me and my books.
(Note: I will start answering questions at 1:30pm Eastern)
Update (4:15pm Eastern): Thank you for all of the interesting questions. You can read more about my time in the Soviet Union in my first book, A Red Boyhood, and you can read about my experience as an immigrant in my new book, Through the Eyes of an Immigrant.