Volodarsky (Russian and East European studies, Tel Aviv U.) argues that the new Soviet Union continued Imperial Russia's policy of controlling its southern neighbors through promises and threats.
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Slavic Review, Vol 55, No 4, Winter 1996
"In spite of its weaknesses, scholars and students will still find this a useful book, especially for its many germane archival quotations."
"The publishers deserve to be congratulated for making this useful work available in English translation.