Cover Osteuropa 12/2009

In Osteuropa 12/2009

On Brothers and Sisters
The All-Slavic Committee in Moscow 1941–1947

Sylwester Fertacz

Deutsche Fassung


After the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Moscow launched an All-Slavic Committee. Its goal was to mobilise the resistance of Slavs in the occupied countries and to solicit support abroad. After the war, the committee functioned increasingly as an agency of Soviet propaganda. The Committees of Slavic Unity in East Central Europe came under growing ideological pressure. What had been an institution of Slavic cooperation gradually became an instrument of Stalinist subordination. The quarrel between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia ended the era of Slavic cooperation.

(Osteuropa 12/2009, pp. 139–152)