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Molotov : A Biography - D. Watson


A Biography

By: D. Watson

Hardcover Published: 17th August 2005
ISBN: 9780333585887
Number Of Pages: 376

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This is the first comprehensive biography of Molotov and reflects the range of sources that have become available to historians since the fall of the USSR. It is a commentary on Soviet history. Molotov played his part in revolution, Civil War, Lenin's Russia, Stalin's struggle with the oppositions, collectivization, industrialization, the Terror, the Great Patriotic War, the beginnings of the Cold War, and in the Khrushchev era.

List of Tablesp. xi
List of Illustrationsp. xii
Glossary of Russian Terms and Abbreviations Used in Textp. xiv
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
The Making of a Revolutionary, 1890-1917p. 4
Birth and educationp. 4
A revolutionary emergesp. 6
St. Petersburgp. 11
Pravdap. 13
Early contributions to the press and the name Molotovp. 16
Moscow, exile, and the eve of 1917p. 19
Forging the Bolshevik Regimep. 24
1917p. 24
The Northern Sovnarkhozp. 31
The Krasnaya Zvezdap. 34
Nizhnii Novgorodp. 37
Party Secretaryp. 41
The Donbass and the Ukrainep. 41
Promotion and marriagep. 42
Responsible secretary 1921-1922p. 44
Second secretary to Stalin 1922-1924p. 48
The bureaucratp. 51
'Face to the Countryside'p. 55
Komandirovka to Tambov, Kursk and Tula provinces, February 1925p. 56
The Struggle with the Oppositions 1925-1927p. 60
Trotsky - the Eastman Affairp. 60
Agricultural policy and the Leningrad Opposition 1925-1926p. 61
The United Opposition 1926-1927p. 65
1926p. 65
1927p. 69
Stalin's Lieutenant 1927-1929p. 73
The XV Congressp. 73
'Extraordinary Measures'p. 74
The growing breach with the Rightp. 77
Shakhty - the 'New Specialists'p. 79
The attack on the Right and the Moscow party apparatusp. 81
Cominternp. 86
Change and Consolidation 1929-1930p. 89
The struggle against the kulaks - collectivisationp. 89
'Dizzy with Success' and afterp. 93
Comintern and the XVI Congressp. 97
New responsibilitiesp. 99
Head of Governmentp. 105
Official dutiesp. 105
Public life and politicsp. 107
1931p. 107
1932 - The XVII Party Conference and afterp. 113
Agriculture 1931-1933 and famine in the Ukrainep. 116
1933 - The Second Five Year Plan, industry and oppositionp. 120
1934-1936p. 122
Molotov - politician and statesmanp. 124
Molotov and the Terror 1934-1938p. 128
From the XVII Congress to the Kirov murderp. 129
The Kirov murder and afterp. 130
1936-1938p. 132
Conclusionp. 144
1939 - Molotov Becomes Foreign Ministerp. 146
The XVIII Congressp. 147
Molotov becomes Foreign Ministerp. 148
Molotov and foreign affairs 1931-1939p. 148
Molotov's appointment as Commissar for Foreign Affairsp. 153
Molotov's apprenticeship in foreign policy - The Triple Alliance negotiationsp. 157
The Nazi-Soviet Pact and After 1939-1941p. 166
The Nazi-Soviet Pactp. 166
After the Pact: Poland and the second treaty with Germanyp. 171
The Baltic States and the Balkansp. 173
War with Finlandp. 176
Relations with Germany 1940, Romania and Molotov's visit to Berlinp. 180
The Great Patriotic Warp. 187
The last months of peacep. 187
The outbreak of war - Molotov's broadcastp. 188
Leading the war from the Kremlinp. 190
The early crisis monthsp. 190
Wartime politicsp. 193
The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committeep. 198
The Diplomat at Warp. 199
Molotov's visit to Britain and the United States 1942p. 199
The Moscow Foreign Ministers Conference, October 1943p. 205
The last years of the warp. 213
Stalin's Last Years 1945-1953p. 221
Diplomacy and foreign policy 1945-1949p. 221
The early sessions of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the Paris Peace Conferencep. 221
The Novikov Long Telegramp. 227
The United Nations and the New York meeting of foreign ministersp. 228
The Marshall Planp. 230
The Moscow and London sessions of the Council of Foreign Ministers 1947p. 232
Senior politician at homep. 233
The post-war bureaucratp. 233
Conflict with Stalinp. 234
Molotov in declinep. 238
Unrepentant Stalinist 1953-1957p. 244
Foreign Minister and Deputy Head of Government againp. 244
The 'peace offensive' and the fall of Beriyap. 245
Foreign policy 1953-1954p. 247
The defeat of Malenkov and the struggle with Khrushchevp. 250
The XX Congress and Khrushchev's Secret Speechp. 254
The fall of Molotovp. 256
Molotov's dismissal from the Foreign Ministryp. 256
The Polish and Hungarian uprisings 1956p. 257
Continuing oppositionp. 259
The defeat of the 'anti-party group'p. 261
The Outcastp. 269
Conclusionp. 273
Notesp. 277
The Making of a Revolutionary, 1890-1917p. 277
Forging the Bolshevik Regimep. 283
Party Secretaryp. 287
The Struggle with the Oppositions 1925-1927p. 292
Stalin's Lieutenant 1927-1929p. 294
Change and Consolidation 1929-1930p. 298
Head of Governmentp. 300
Molotov and the Terror 1934-1938p. 306
1939 - Molotov Becomes Foreign Ministerp. 311
The Nazi-Soviet Pact and After 1939-1941p. 316
The Great Patriotic Warp. 322
The Diplomat at Warp. 325
Stalin's Last Years 1945-1953p. 332
Unrepentant Stalinist 1953-1957p. 337
The Outcastp. 342
Conclusionp. 343
Bibliographyp. 344
Archivesp. 344
Russian archivesp. 344
Other archivesp. 344
Printed documents and collections of documentsp. 344
In Russianp. 344
In English and other languagesp. 346
Newspapers and journalsp. 347
Books and articles in Russianp. 348
Unpublished material in Russianp. 351
Books and articles in English and other languagesp. 351
Theses and other unpublished material in Englishp. 359
Name Indexp. 361
Subject Indexp. 366
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ISBN: 9780333585887
ISBN-10: 0333585887
Series: Centre for Russian And East European History and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 17th August 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1