"Cold War Eastern Europe is a truly indispensable resource for students and academics alike studying the history of Eastern Europe, Communism and the Cold War."
-Csaba Bekes, Founding Director, Cold War History Research Center, Budapest, Hungary.
Sourced entirely from the National Archives, U.K., Cold War Eastern Europe provides access to over 13,000 files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office responsible for reporting on the Soviet Union and the former communist states of Eastern Europe.
Reflecting the Foreign Office’s interest in every aspect of political, economic, cultural, social and dissident life behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, these files document a highly diverse range of topics, from international relations to protest movements; state leadership to economic output; scientific achievements to minority populations; and state-run media to popular culture.
Commencing in 1953, and covering every socialist state in the region, this uniquely comprehensive English-language resource on post-Stalinist Eastern Europe allows comparative study of trends across space and time, or in-depth analysis of individual countries or years. It is a vital resource for teachers, researchers, and students of the Cold War, communist societies, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and twentieth century international relations.
Cold War Eastern Europe will be published in chronological modules. Available now are Module I: 1953 to 1960 and Module II: 1961 to 1966.