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Stalin’s Last Years 1945–1953

  • Derek Watson
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society book series


Among Molotov’s most important activities in the immediate post-war years was the part he played at the Council of Foreign Ministers and at the Paris Peace Conference, 1946. Representation of the USSR at the United Nations was delegated to Vyshinskii, but Molotov attended one session in November–December 1946, because on his initiative, a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in New York was made to coincide with the UN session.1 His behaviour at these meetings reflected his background as party secretary and Sovnarkom chairman, the diplomatic experience he had gained during the war and his relations with the aging Stalin.


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  • Derek Watson
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  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesThe University of BirminghamUK

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