Soviet Russia and the Border States

Archive Report

Emerging Problem of Soviet Postwar Border

With the Red Army steadily pushing the German lines back toward the western boundaries of the U. S. S. R., there has been a sharp revival of interest in the intentions of the Soviet government with respect to the border countries. In less than three months of their winter offensive the Soviet forces in the south had advanced from Stalingrad on the Volga nearly to Dniepropetrovsk on the bulge of the Dnieper River almost 450 miles to the west, and only 150 miles from the line of the prewar Rumanian boundary at the River Dniester. In the north the Red Army had advanced at one point to within 60 miles of the Latvian boundary.

At the outbreak of the present ...

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