Den sovjetiske Nordflåtens operasjonsplaner (1939-1940)


  • Sven G. Holtsmark Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
  • Pavel V. Petrov Peterhof State Museum and Nature Reserve



Soviet northern fleet, Northern fleet operational plan, World War II in the far north, Norway in Soviet naval strategy


The present report contains a selection of documents on the Soviet Northern Fleet's operational planning 1939–1940. Dr Pavel V. Petrov has collected the documents from the Russian State Naval Archive in St Petersburg. They are translated into Norwegian and annotated by Professor Sven G. Holtsmark. Holtsmark and Petrov have written a broad introductory essay on the role of the European far north in russian policy and strategy in the interwar period. The project was conducted within the research programme "In a world of total war: Norway 1939–1945".


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Author Biographies

Sven G. Holtsmark, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

Professor Sven G. Holtsmark at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies has a string of books and articles to his name. Since the early 1990s he has published widely on Soviet diplomatic history and strategy in the far north and the Nordic region based on Russian archival material.

Pavel V. Petrov, Peterhof State Museum and Nature Reserve

Dr Pavel V. Petrov is a prominent scholar on the history of the Russian northern fleet. He is Head of Research at the Peterhof State Museum in St Petersburg.




How to Cite

Holtsmark, S. G., & Petrov, P. V. (2020). Den sovjetiske Nordflåtens operasjonsplaner (1939-1940). Septentrio Reports, (6).

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