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Roberts, G;
War In History
Sexing up the Cold War: New Evidence on the Molotov-Truman Talks of April 1945
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This article presents and examines new evidence from the Russian archives on the Truman-Molotov talks of April 1945. This new evidence undercuts the conventional story that this was a rough and tough meeting that led to a significant deterioration of Sovier-American relations. The turn to Cold War came much later, and it was only in that context that the Molotov-Truman encounter came to be looked upon as a particularly negative event. That retrospective view fed into postwar memoirs and then into the historiography, thereby creating one of the mythical, emblematic events of the early Cold War.
DOI 10.1080/1468274042000231178
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