Acknowledgement of the secret potocol of the German–Soviet Non-aggression Pact and the Declaration of State Sovereignty by the Union Republics of the USSR

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Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Acknowledgement of the secret potocol of the German–Soviet Non-aggression Pact and the Declaration of State Sovereignty by the Union Republics of the USSR
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In the Journal:
Europe-Asia studies. 2014, Vol. 66, no. 7, p. 1146-1164
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Elitai; Molotovo-Ribbentropo paktas; Molotovo-Ribbentropo paktas, Baltijos šalys, Moldova, Ukraina, Rusija, Lenkija; Nacionaliniai interesai; Sovietinė aneksija; Teritorinės pretenzijos; Elites; Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, Baltic countries, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Poland; National interests; Soviet annexation; Territorial claims.
Keywords:
LT
20 amžius; Elitai; Molotovo-Ribbentropo paktas; Molotovo-Ribbentropo paktas, Baltijos šalys, Moldova, Ukraina, Rusija, Lenkija; Nacionaliniai interesai; Sovietinė aneksija; Teritorinės pretenzijos.
EN
Elites; Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; National interests; Soviet annexation; Territorial claims.
Summary / Abstract:

ENIn June 1989, the First Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union established the Commission for Historical and Legal Estimation of the Soviet–German Non-aggression Pact of 1939. In the commission, representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania condemned the Soviet annexation of the Baltic States, prompting heated arguments regarding the invalidity of the related secret protocol of the pact with other members who continued to hold the traditional Soviet ideological view of the pact as something positive. The debate over the secret protocol had the further potential to extend to disputes over ‘recovery of lost territory’ amongst the Baltic States, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Russia. This article analyses the arguments used by commission members, considering the interplay of national interests, how they balanced arguments between restoration of ‘state sovereignty’ and maintenance of borders, and how they finally compromised and concluded the commission's report. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/09668136.2014.934143
ISSN:
0966-8136; 1465-3427
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Molotovo-Ribbentropo paktas ir Lietuva / Nerijus Šepetys. Vilnius : Aidai, 2006. 335 p.
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