The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

Russian policy in the far North 1897-1917

chapter 3|18 pages

The Stalinization of Arctic exploration

chapter 4|14 pages

In Stalin's time 1932-53

chapter 5|17 pages

Arctk policy during the Cold War

chapter 6|25 pages

Historiography in the Cold War

chapter 7|11 pages

The age or the nuclear submarine

chapter 8|7 pages

Arctic shipping since 1953

chapter 9|12 pages

The western section: winter navigation

chapter 10|13 pages

The season or 1983

chapter 11|18 pages

Arctic studies since 1953