Moscow Conference of 1922

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Moscow Conference of 1922


a meeting on reduction of armaments, held on December 2–12 and attended by representatives of the RSFSR (the initiator of the conference), Poland, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Rumanian government refused to send a representative to the conference, having demanded as a precondition the Soviet government’s recognition of the annexation of Bessarabia.

The Soviet government proposed that the participants in the conference agree to a number of measures, including the reduction of their armies by one-fourth within 1 1/2 to two years and the disbanding of all irregular military units. Military expenditures were to be limited by the establishment of unitary budget allocations per servicemen applicable in all the participating countries, and the stationing of military units in border zones was to be prohibited. The Moscow Conference of 1922 ended without results because Poland, Finland, Estonia, and Latvia refused to discuss a plan for reducing armaments.


Dokumenty vneshnei politiki SSSR, vol. 6.Moscow, 1962. Nos. 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, 29.
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