Was the Cold War the Biggest Change in Russia’s Relationship with the West?
Announced on 12 March 1947 with the intention of containing Soviet expansion, the Truman Doctrine is sometimes seen as the first declaration of the Cold War. Four experts ask whether the conflict’s legacy is a defining one.
‘The Cold War fits the pattern of typical conflicts between Russia and the West’
Sergei Bogatyrev, Associate Professor of History at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies