Was Soviet Naval Power? Maritime Activities of the USSR in the Second Half of the 20th Century, Issues of Identity
Was Soviet Naval Power? Maritime Activities of the USSR in the Second Half of the 20th Century, Issues of Identity
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S207987840002265-0-1
DOI
10.18254/S0002265-0-1
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Article
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Published
Authors
German Gigolaev 
Affiliation: Institute of World History RAS. State Academic University for Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract
In our country in the middle — the second half of the ХХth century in respect of the sea power, there were traditionally two popular representations that can be safely called myths. On the one side, in the mass consciousness the notion that the USSR was a great sea power was quite natural. On the other side, a very widespread, including among the country's leadership, was the idea of the Soviet Union as a predominantly land power. The article is devoted to problems connected with the self-identification of the USSR as a maritime power. The focus is on the perception of the maritime activities and tasks of the Soviet Union related to maritime activities by members of the Soviet leadership; their representations related to the sea-power.
Keywords
the Soviet Union, sea-power, maritime activity, maritime policy, the Cold War, the Navy
Received
13.06.2018
Publication date
30.07.2018
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17248
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