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The complete diaries that Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador to London, kept between 1932 and 1943
Confiscated by Soviet authorities in the 1950s, the diaries of Ivan Maisky, the USSR's ambassador to Great Britain from 1932 to 1943, have been unearthed, annotated, and edited for publication in a three-volume set by historian Gabriel Gorodetsky. Maisky's revelations illuminate Soviet foreign policy in the years prior to and during World War II, providing fascinating perspectives on London's political life and climate, key figures and events, and the Kremlin rivalries that influenced Soviet policy.
- Volume 1: The Rise of Hitler and the Gathering Clouds of War, 1932-1938
- Volume 2: The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and the Battle of Britain, 1939-1940
- Volume 3: The German Invasion of Russia and the Forging of the Grand Alliance, 1941-1943