The Soviet Union and Europe in the Cold War, 1943–53

  • Francesca Gori
  • Silvio Pons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Soviet Union and the Post-War European Order

  3. The Cominform and the Soviet Bloc

  4. The Relations between the Soviet Union and Western Europe

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 431-448

About this book


After the Cold War, its history must be reassessed as the opening of Soviet archives allows a much fuller understanding of the Russian dimension. These essays on the classic period of the Cold War (1945-53) use Soviet and Western sources to shed new light on Stalin's aims, objectives and actions; on Moscow's relations with both the Soviet Bloc and the West European Communist Parties; and on the diplomatic relations of Britain, France and Italy with the USSR. The contributors are prominent European, Russian and American specialists.


Britain communism Europe France Germany history nation peace Poland revolution Russia Soviet bloc Soviet Union Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesca Gori
    • 1
  • Silvio Pons
    • 2
  1. 1.Feltrinelli FoundationMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Historical and Social SciencesBari UniversityItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25108-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25106-3
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