First published by the Soviet originals of the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact

Впервые опубликованы советские оригиналы пакта Молотова – Риббентропа

First published the original Soviet non-aggression Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, also known as the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact, according to the Fund “Historical memory”.

The Fund noted that earlier was available only German versions of the Covenant.

Also published secret additional Protocol to the Treaty and an explanation to it. They are talking about the “delimitation of spheres of mutual interests in Eastern Europe.”

The papers appeared in the scientific publication “the anti-Hitler coalition in 1939: the formula for failure”. They provided Historical and documentary Department of the MFA of Russia.

The Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact was concluded for ten years on August 23, 1939. It was signed by the foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and Germany, Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop. Under the agreement, countries agreed not to attack each other, not to make alliances with other, if one of the parties enters into a war with the third to be neutral.

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