The Soviets Abroad

Throughout its existence, the Soviet Union played the role of both liberator and oppressor.

When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, they didn’t give much thought to the foreign policy their new state would follow. Lenin admitted as much in 1921: “Before the Revolution and even after it, we thought: if not immediately then in the worst case scenario very soon, the revolution would win in other more developed […]

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