Cover Osteuropa 7-8/2009

In Osteuropa 7-8/2009

Rapprochement of Extremes
The Soviet Union and Right-Wing Intellectuals

Michael David-Fox

Deutsche Fassung


The Hitler-Stalin pact was not only a shock. In a certain way, it was also the continuation of an obscure relationship that the Communist left and the Fascist right had cultivated in the 1920s and 1930s. The Soviet All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with the Abroad maintained contacts with bourgeois nationalists, intellectuals of the Conservative Revolution, and the Working Group for the Study of the Soviet-Russian Plan Economy. The solicitation of the radical right was controversial, but it belonged to the obligatory policy of Soviet diplomacy.

(Osteuropa 7-8/2009, pp. 115–124)