TITLE

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Commission and Claims of Post-Soviet Secessionist Territories to Sovereignty

AUTHOR(S)
Sato, Keiji
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Demokratizatsiya;Spring2010, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
At the end of Soviet era, pressed by the Popular Front forces of the Baltic republics, the first Congress of the USSR People's Deputies decided to set up the Molotov-Ribbentrop Commission. The Baltic representatives of the commission debated on how to make null and void the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which was considered as one of the main causes of incorporation of the Baltic States in 1940. The heated dispute inevitably extended to the issue of reevaluating national history, as well as the redeclaring of sovereignty and territorial restoration. This paper largely explores the diversion of three nationalizing republics concerning the negation of the secret protocol and territorial restorationism: Lithuania, Ukraine, and Moldova.
ACCESSION #
51395370

 

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