COMECON and Socialist Ethiopia: a New Stage of Trade and Economic Relations in the 1970s
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COMECON and Socialist Ethiopia: a New Stage of Trade and Economic Relations in the 1970s
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Denis Moskalenko 
Affiliation: Institute of World History RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow

Recently, interest in the African continent has increased again. Africa, with its rapidly growing population, is a promising market for Russia and other countries of the world. For favorable interaction with African countries, it is necessary to take into account the experience of the past years. The article deals with the period of the 70s of the 20th century. At that time, the economies of the CMEA member countries were growing. The socialist countries were actively looking for new allies and expanding their political and economic presence in the newly independent African contingent. At the same time, fundamental changes in the political structure of the state took place in Ethiopia, which made it possible to increase the volume of cooperation between the CMEA member countries and this African state.

CMEA, CMEA member countries, Africa, Ethiopia, DERG, economic ties, cold war, civil war in Ethiopia, Ogaden war, foreign trade organizations (WTO), socialism, foreign trade
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The article was financially supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project No. 17-18-01728-П “The «World System of Socialism» and the Global Economy in the Mid-1950s — Mid-1970s: Evolution of the Theory and Practice of Economic and Technological Leadership in the USSR”.
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