Crossing the Rubicon: Soviet Plans for Offensive War in 1940–1941

  title={Crossing the Rubicon: Soviet Plans for Offensive War in 1940–1941},
  author={E. Mawdsley},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={818 - 865}
  • E. Mawdsley
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
S OME SIXTY YEARS after the event, the outbreak of the war between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia remains controversial. In par­ ticular, historians continue to argue about the objectives of Joseph Stalin's foreign policy in 1939-41, and more narrowly, the in­ tentions of the Red Army. Both sensational and scholarly works have been published. Right-wing German historians have argued for some time as did Adolf Hider himself on the very day of the invasion, 22 June 1941that Operation Barbarossa… Expand
Patriotic War, 1941–1945
Russia's fin de siecle, 1900-1914
The First World War, 1914–1918
Stalinism, 1928–1940
The Russian civil war, 1917–1922
The Gorbachev era
Comintern and Soviet foreign policy, 1919–1941
The Soviet Union and the road to communism


222-3; lessons of the Winter War are also discussed in V. A. Anfilov, 'Korennaia perestroika obucheniia i vospitaniia v Krasnoi Armii posle sovetsko-finliandskoi voiny
  • Tainy i uroki zimnei voiny
  • 1939