This book explores the various, and mostly distorted images of Russia held in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century, up to the disastrous moment of Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. By examining the cultural attitudes and biases held by a wide variety of Germans, from traveler writers to scholars, and the national political and military leadership, the author shows how Germans’ own national identity was shaped in response to their understandings of the Russian '‘other’'.

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Casteel, J. (2016). Russia in the German global imaginary: Imperial visions & Utopian desires, 1905-1941. Russia in the German Global Imaginary: Imperial Visions and Utopian Desires, 1905-1941, 1–252.