22 March 2009

Book Review: Molotov Anlatiyor

I've seen references to this book in nearly all books on history of USSR. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov has the second man of the Soviets for a very long time,he was the prime minister between 1930 and 1941, and foreign minister between 1939 and 1956,he is named as a successful diplomat during WWII.
During Khrushchev era he fell from power and expelled from the part. He is one of the few [if not only] members of Poliburo who worked with Lenin and saw the Gorbachev era.
See Molotov Plan and Molotov Line if you are interested in WWII history.

The book is not an official memoirs written by Molotov which denied composing one. Insteead, it is a collection of 140 interviews with Molotov by journalist Felix Chuev between 1969 and 1986.

Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics is also published as Molotov Anlatiyor in Turkish.The book covers Molotov's side of many stories in Soviet History, what is interesting is he was a truly bealived Stalinist to the very last moment, just like Benediktov,agriculture minister of Stalin,said in his book that most of the things attributed to Stalin are lies. They both draw a very positive poartait of Stalin in their books.

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