Silent Conflict: A Hidden History of Early Soviet-Western Relations


Dramatis Personae




                                                            

Georgii Vasilievich Chicherin                                                                      Maksim Maksimovich Litvinov
Commissar for Foreign Affairs, 1918-1930                               Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs, 1920-1930


                                          


Leonid Borisovich Krasin
Commissar for External Trade
Soviet polpred in London & Paris
, 1920-1926




Chicherin & Litvinov, Genoa, Italy, 1922



Chicherin and Lev Mikhailovich Karakhan, ca. 1922-23




Krasin, ca. 1926



Left to right: Litvinov, Chicherin, Karakhan, Iakov Stanislavovich Ganetskii, NKID kollegiia, ca. 1923



Nikolai Nikolaievich Krestinskii, Soviet polpred in Berlin, 1922-1930, ca. 1929




Chicherin and Krestinskii, Berlin, 1925




Khristian Grigorievich Rakovskii, Soviet polpred in London and Paris, 1923-1927, ca. 1925



Left to right: Rakovskii, Philippe Berthelot, secretary general (1925-1932), French foreign ministry, Chicherin, Quai d'Orsay, Paris, 1925



Rakovskii and Chicherin, Soviet embassy, rue de Grenelle, Paris, 1925