Big original photo of Warsaw Pact Defense Ministers on a meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, at which they were believed to have discussed the Soviet bloc's military response to deployment of new American nuclear weapons in Western Europe. Meeting held 1982 - 1983. The generals are met by Bulgarian communist leader -Todor Jivkov.
The Warsaw Pact, otherwise known as the Warsaw Treaty Organization, was an alliance creating an organised – and Russian dominated - military among central and political ties. Created by the 'Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance' the Pact was, a reaction to the admittance of West Germany to NATO. The Pact was established at the Soviet Union's initiative and realized on 14 May 1955, in Warsaw. It was officially dissolved on July 1st 1991 at the end of the Cold War.
Member nations were: the Soviet Union, Albania (withdrew in 1968), Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany (withdrew in 1990), Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
Size: 24 x 18 cms