Internal Political Struggle and the State of Affairs in the MPLA 1960—1965: New Documents from the Russian Archives
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Internal Political Struggle and the State of Affairs in the MPLA 1960—1965: New Documents from the Russian Archives
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S207987840020924-5-1
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Article
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Authors
Alexander Voevodskiy 
Affiliation:
Institute of World History RAS
Higher School of Economics
RANEPA University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

The published documents from the collections of the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GA RF) and the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History (RGANI) reveal the situation within the MPLA in the first half of the 1960s, as well as its place in the Angolan liberation movement during this period. The information contained in them also makes it possible to imagine under the influence of what factors ideas about certain anti-colonial movements in Angola were formed in Moscow, which, from the point of view of Soviets, served as a sign of a genuine “progressive” movement. Such key factors included adherence or ideological affinity to Marxist ideology, uncompromisingness in the fight against the colonialists, refusal to cooperate with “imperialist” countries, support from other communist parties, and organizational “maturity”.

Keywords
History of Angola in the 20th century, Soviet policy in Africa, MPLA, A. Neto, anti-colonial movements in Southern Africa
Received
30.01.2022
Publication date
30.05.2022
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