Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente

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Abstract

The 1970s is traditionally perceived as being a decade during which the Cuban Revolution began to resemble more the Soviet Union due to a process of institutionalization or ‘sovietization,’ with this occurring as superpower tension receded. Moreover, after Cuban and Soviet action in Africa, the 1970s marks the highpoint of the superclient/surrogate thesis in Cuban foreign policy; simply Havana was at the behest of the Kremlin. However, this chapter will argue that a very different process was occurring which resulted in Havana and Moscow being more of equal partners in the bilateral relationship. This has resonance for contemporary Cuban-Russian relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCuba's Forgotten Decade
Subtitle of host publicationHow the 1970s Shaped the Revolution
EditorsEmily J Kirk, Anna Clayfield, Isabel Story
PublisherLexington Books
Chapter2
Pages23-40
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-1-4985-6873-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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NameLexington Series on Cuba

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Bain, M. J. (2018). Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente. In E. J. Kirk, A. Clayfield, & I. Story (Eds.), Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution (pp. 23-40). (Lexington Series on Cuba). Lexington Books.

Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente. / Bain, Mervyn John.

Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution. ed. / Emily J Kirk; Anna Clayfield; Isabel Story. Lexington Books, 2018. p. 23-40 (Lexington Series on Cuba).

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Bain, MJ 2018, Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente. in EJ Kirk, A Clayfield & I Story (eds), Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution. Lexington Series on Cuba, Lexington Books, pp. 23-40.
Bain MJ. Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente. In Kirk EJ, Clayfield A, Story I, editors, Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution. Lexington Books. 2018. p. 23-40. (Lexington Series on Cuba).
Bain, Mervyn John. / Havana and Moscow in the 1970s; ‘sovietization’ in an era of détente. Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution. editor / Emily J Kirk ; Anna Clayfield ; Isabel Story. Lexington Books, 2018. pp. 23-40 (Lexington Series on Cuba).
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