The Soviet Union is, and will remain, a global power. It has used its central geostrategic position on the Eurasian landmass and impressive military capability to intrude a presence into all key regions of the world. Understandably, defense of the homeland and institutionalization of imperial hegemony over Eastern Europe take pride of place in Kremlin calculations.
Rubinstein, Alvin Z.
"The Soviet Union's Foreign Policy Environment to the,"
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