CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference
Seventy years ago the ‘Big Three’ – Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin – met at Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula. Their mission was to map out a peace plan after the final destruction of Nazi Germany. Since then the word Yalta has taken on a variety of historical meanings. Prof Geoffrey Roberts stresses that the Yalta Conference took place on Soviet soil to symbolize the crucial role Russia played during the Second World War. In Russia the memory of Yalta is positively remembered, but its memory in the West is clouded by the Ukrainian crisis.