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The Soviet-Polish Peace of 1921 and the Creation of Interwar Europe

Jerzy Borzecki

Abstract

The Soviet–Polish peace treaty of 1921, also known as the “Riga peace,” ended the war of 1919–1920 and may be considered the most important Eastern European treaty of the interwar period. This book offers a post-Soviet account of how Bolshevik Russia and Poland came to sign the treaty—a pact that established the central part of the Soviet western border and provided Eastern Europe with a measure of stability which lasted until 1939. The author draws on untapped materials in Russian and Polish archives to recreate the negotiations and behind-the-scenes maneuvers leading to and surrounding the t ... More

Keywords: peace treaty, Riga peace, Eastern European treaty, Bolshevik Russia, Poland, Soviet western border, Eastern Europe, stability, Ukraine, Belarus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300121216
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300121216.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerzy Borzecki, author