The Red Army in Austria: The Soviet Occupation, 1945–1955

Based on interviews and a broad array of sources from Russian and Austrian archives, this collection provides a comprehensive analysis of the Soviet occupation of Austria from 1945 to 1955. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including the Soviet Secret Services, the military kommandaturas, Soviet occupation policies and the withdrawal of troops in 1955, everyday life, the image of “the Russians,” violence against women, arrests, deportations, and Soviet aid provisions.