How the USSR Tried to Join NATO! (18.5.2022)

When applying for membership in NATO, the new Soviet leadership counted not least on the softening of the international situation after the death of Joseph Stalin. However, the leader of the peoples himself tried, if not to make friends with the West, then at least to show such a desire. Back in early 1949, USSR Foreign Minister Andrei Vyshinsky, through the mediation of the British Communist Party, sent a note to London with a proposal to discuss Moscow’s participation in the organization – the ideological predecessor of NATO – the ‘Western European Union’ (which would morph into the ‘European Union’ which today supports Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine). The negative answer allowed Stalin to describe this bloc as “undermining the UN “.

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