From Lenin to Castro, 1917–1959: Early Encounters between by Mervyn J. Bain

By Mervyn J. Bain

This e-book addresses the connection among Moscow and Havana within the interval among the Russian and Cuban Revolutions, i.e. from November 1917 to January 1959. It analyzes the explanations why during this period sooner than the Cuban Revolution, that is generally suggestion to have ignited Moscow’s curiosity within the Caribbean island, a dating existed among the 2 international locations at quite a few various degrees. which will do that, either the eye that the 3rd overseas, or Comintern, gave to Cuba, in addition to Moscow’s formal state-to-state family members with Havana, are tested. additionally, usa coverage in the direction of either socialism and the Soviet Union are analyzed, a result of position that Washington performed in Cuba ahead of the Cuban Revolution. Following this, an exam of the occasions, technique and dynamics that characterised the character of the connection among Moscow and Havana from 1917 to 1959 may be performed. a few conclusions should be given, however the basic one is that sooner than January 1959, the Kremlin took substantial curiosity in Cuba and didn't be afflicted by “geographical fatalism,” as has commonly been inspiration. this can be major in itself, but in addition in mild of the connection that speedily built among Moscow and Havana within the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution, as a couple of components that have been very important within the pre-1959 dating could even be major after 1959. additionally, this research is usually very important for the modern bilateral dating among Russia and Cuba, as either governments have made expanding connection with the multifaceted dating that existed sooner than 1959.

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