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1930. Documents Regarding the Passage of Soviet Warships Through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits

Associate Professor, PhD, University of Craiova, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of History, Political Sciences and International Relations, Romania;

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Published on December 19, 2022

The article refers to “the problem of the straits” and the entry into the Black Sea of the Soviet warships “Parischkaya Komuna” and “Profintern”, which led to a “diplomatic conflict” between the Soviet Union and the Straits Commission. The incident came under the attention of Romanian diplomats, who feared that “the Soviets were preparing to attack”.

The Black Sea, the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits, Turkey, the Soviet Union, warships


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