Author's Note: Glasnost and the Pact. Chronology of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1933-41. 1. Introduction 2. History and Politics in the USSR: The Case of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. 3. From World Revolution to Collective Security: Foundations of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-33. 4. The Rise and Fall of Collective Security, 1933-8. 5. Bridge-Building in Berlin: Soviet-German Relations in the Collective Security Era. 6. Alliance versus Isolation: Soviet Foreign Policy after Munich. 7. Failure of an Accord: The Triple Alliance Negotiations with Britain and France, 1939. 8. The Isolationist Alternative: Stalin's Pact with Hitler. 9. From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Soviet Security Policy, 1939-40. 10. The Unholy Alliance: Soviet-German Economic, Military and Political Co-operation, 1939-40. 11. To the Brink of War: Anglo-Soviet-French Relations, 1939-40. 12. Strategic Crisis: The Breakdown of the Alliance with Germany, 1940. 13. Unequal Contest: The Soviet-German Struggle in the Balkans, 1940-41. 14. Diplomacy on the Periphery: Soviet Policy Towards Turkey, Japan and Great Britain, 1940-41. 15. The Road to Disaster: 22 June 1941. 16. Conclusion. Notes. Appendix 1 Soviet Politburo Proposals on Collective Security, December 1933. Appendix 2 Soviet Proposals to Britain and France for a Triple Alliance, April 1939. Appendix .3 Secret Additional Protocol to the Treaty of Non-Aggression Between Germany and USSR, August 1939. Appendix 4 Secret Supplementary Protocol to the German-Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty, September 1939. Appendix 5 Soviet Statement to Italy on South-Eastern Europe, June 1940.