In GCSE History students will look at Russia in the first half of the 20th Century. One aspect of this is the foreign policy of Stalin's Russia prior to the Second World War.
Stalin's Russia was an international pariah, such was the fear of communism in much of the rest of the world. However, after Hitler's takeover of power in 1933, Stalin's foreign policy changed and he was anxious to establish alliances to deter a German attack. Eventually Stalin decided to do a deal with Hitler, but the deal was shattered when Hitler attacked in 1941.
Learn about the foreign policy of the Soviet Union in the run-up to World War II in this quiz.