Hungarian–Soviet diplomatic relations 1935–1941: a failed rapprochement

  title={Hungarian–Soviet diplomatic relations 1935–1941: a failed rapprochement},
  author={Peter Pastor},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={731 - 750}
  • P. Pastor
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
HUNGARY'S ATTACK ON THE SOVIET UNION on 27 June 1941 has been seen by most Hungarian historians as a tragic mis-step inspired by Germany's military success. On 23 June, the day after Germany unleashed its Operation Barbarossa, Commissar of Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav M. Molotov declared that the USSR had no claims against Hungary, and supported its revisionist goals against Romania. Yet the Soviet Union became the sudden enemy. Historians point out that Hungarians paid dearly for their… 



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