Chelyshev, L. A. Books

Ussr - France: The Difficult Years 1938 - 1941
2000 0-7734-3395-3
The book is based on documents from the archives in Moscow and Paris as well as on extensive Russian and foreign historiography. The analysis of complex and controversial relations between the USSR and France on the eve and at the outbreak of WWII makes it possible to determine the main trends in the USSR’s European policy, to shed light on the peculiarities of soviet diplomacy, to detect strong and weak points of Moscow’s international policies. The author cites materials about the military and political situation in the Soviet Union and its impact on the evolution of Soviet-French relations. In Russian