The Fall of Litvinov: A Revisionist View

@article{Roberts1992TheFO,
  title={The Fall of Litvinov: A Revisionist View},
  author={Geoffrey K. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1992},
  volume={27},
  pages={639 - 657}
}
On 4 May Litvinov was sacked ... In his place Stalin appointed Vyacheslav Molotov, Chairman of the Council of Commissars, a noted Soviet nationalist, whose sympathies had long been with a pro-German rather than pro-western foreign policy... One of Stalin's intimates, his appointment as Commissar for Foreign Affairs was a signal that the era of collective security was past. Berlin understood the implication. During May there were regular contacts between the two sides as they explored what each… Expand
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