The Krasnodar Region
in the Geostrategic Plans
of Nazi Germany
© Alexander A. Gutsalov
Cand. Sci. (The History of Philosophy),
Senior Researcher, Department of the Heritage Studies
and Expert Activities, Southern Branch, Russian Research
Institute of the Cultural and Natural Heritage
Аbstract: The article briefly examines the geopolitical and economic plans of the Nazi leadership of Germany in 1941-1942 to military conquest the Krasnodar Region, the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia. The author considers the prospects of their further aggressive actions in Iran, India, and Central Asia, which are opening in connection with this. The ambiguity of the USSR’s relations with its allies, the United States and Great Britain, is shown, which, by providing military and technical and food aid to the Red Army, continued the military and technical cooperation with Turkey, Hitler’s potencial ally. Author shows the historically equivalent role of the defense of the Krasnodar region, the Caucasus and Stalingrad in the outcome of the Second World War and the fate of the whole world. The breakthrough of the enemy in any of these directions could tragically change the course of the war. The author asserts an incomparable value of all methods of fighting the enemy: resistance from the civilians, guerrilla movements and military operations.
Keywords: The Great Patriotic War, the battle for the Caucasus, Hitlerism, the Krasnodar Territory, the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Allies, Lend-Lease.
Article information: Received on November 3, 2017, signed by the print, volume 4 / 2017 on December 20, 2017, published on December 29, 2017.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Gutsalov, A. A., Krasnodarskiy kray v geostrategicheskikh planakh natsistskoy Germanii (The Krasnodar Region in the Geostrategic Plans of Nazi Germany), Nasledie Vekov, 2017, no. 4, pp. 51–56. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017_4_Gutsalov.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.