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Author Filatova, Irina.

Title The hidden thread : Russia and South Africa in the Soviet era / Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Jonathan Ball Pub., 2013.
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Contents Description; About the Authors; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction: Why South Africa -- and Russia?; Chapter 1: Three Centuries: Russia and South Africa Before the Soviet Era; Chapter 2: Enter the Bolsheviks; Chapter 3: New Politics and New Business Contacts; Chapter 4: In the Communist International; Chapter 5: Indoctrination or Scholarship? Teaching and Studying South Africa at the Communist University of Eastern Toilers; Chapter 6: The 'New Jerusalem': The USSR's Friends and Fellow Travellers; Chapter 7: Together against Hitler.
Chapter 8: The Red Peril: the USSR in South Africa's Cold War Ideology and PolicyChapter 9: Against Colonialism and Apartheid: South Africa in Soviet Theory and Policy in the Cold War Era; Chapter 10: The Secret War; Chapter 11: The Regular War; Chapter 12: The ANC, the SACP and the USSR; Chapter 13: Comrades in Arms: Soviet Military Aid to the ANC; Chapter 14: 'Moscow Gold', Soviet Universities and Much Else; Chapter 15: The Promised Land; Chapter 16: Perestroika: Winds of Change in the North; Chapter 17: Pretoriastroika: Winds of Change in the South.
Chapter 18: Volte Face: Establishing Diplomatic RelationsChapter 19: Just Another Country?; Postscript: The USSR and the 'South African Miracle'; Picture Section; Notes; Bibliography; Copyright.
Summary The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The story is told with insight and depth by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, who have had a decades long association researching and writing on Russian and South African politics and history. This insightful work follows the often surprising twists and turns of the history of South Africa's relationship with Russia and its people which started in the eighteenth century and is still very much alive today. The story evolves from the Russian.
Subject African National Congress -- History -- 20th century.
African National Congress. (OCoLC)fst00549188
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
South Africa -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- South Africa.
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781868425006 : $26.25
1868425002 : $26.25
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