“Revolution is not a Mechanical Process”: on the History of Relations between the USSR and the Angolan Anti-Colonial Movements in 1963—1964 (Publication of Documents from the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History)
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“Revolution is not a Mechanical Process”: on the History of Relations between the USSR and the Angolan Anti-Colonial Movements in 1963—1964 (Publication of Documents from the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History)
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S207987840011009-8-1
DOI
10.18254/S207987840011009-8
Publication type
Article
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Published
Authors
Alexander Voevodskiy 
Affiliation:
Higher School of Economics
RANEPA University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

The published documents from the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History (RGANI) shed light on the history of the early contacts of the USSR with the Angolan anti-colonial movements. The publication includes recordings of conversations of Soviet representatives with FNLA leader H. Roberto and with former Foreign Minister of the Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile (GRAE) J. Savimbi, as well as Savimbi’s statement on the resignation. These documents demonstrate how complicated the situation in the Angolan liberation movement was and what difficulties the Soviet leadership faced in choosing its ally.

Keywords
history of Angola in the 20th century, H. Roberto, FNLA, J. Savimbi, anti-colonial movements, Soviet policy in Africa
Received
02.06.2020
Publication date
30.09.2020
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