By Alekseï Nikolaevitch Tolstoï
Peu après l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, l'ingénieur Loss se lance dans los angeles building d'une fusée pour rejoindre los angeles planète Mars. Mais personne ne veut l'accompagner dans ce voyage périlleux, à l'exception d'un aventurier, un ancien soldat de l'Armée rouge, Goussev. Arrivés sur Mars, ils y découvrent une civilisation millénaire, fondée par les rescapés de l'Atlantide où le luxe féodal de los angeles caste des gouvernants est le fruit du travail de mornes foules d'ouvriers...
Réflexion sur los angeles révolution, le progrès, les hazards de los angeles décadence de l. a. civilisation, Aélita (1923) est considéré comme le premiere chef-d'oeuvre de l. a. science-fiction soviétique. Mais le roman de Tolstoï est avant tout un grand livre d'aventures, dans l'esprit des oeuvres de H.G. Wells, Jack London, Burroughs ou Brioussov. Les légendes de l'Atlantide, les épopées des Hommes du Ciel, les scènes d'amour et de wrestle, les envolées mystiques de Loss, l'intelligence prosaïque et les réparties comiques de Goussev - un personnage classique du skaz du XIXe siècle -, les descriptions d'un monde inconnu et mystérieux, tout cela fait d'Aélita un roman exaltant.
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55 Through this declaration, Comnen once again assured the Germans of Romania's foreign-policy neutrality towards the Reich and of Romania's interest in extending economic relations. More important, he made explicit the Romanian government's interest in a German guarantee of Romania's territorial integrity. 56 È ring±Comnen talks did not constitute a formal agreeAlthough the Go È ring's offer and Comnen's reply ment between the two countries, Go influenced subsequent Romanian foreign-policy decisions and were used as a justification in many of Romania's later requests towards Germany.
The Romanian foreign ministry and the majority of politicians reacted to Romania's increasing isolation by continuing to favour a freeze on any enlargement of the country's foreign-policy commitments. 71 Gheorghe BraÆtianu remained foremost amongst the exponents of unofficial neutrality for Romania between the Great Powers. Developing this theme in a series of newspaper articles and interviews in 1937, Ætianu described two tendencies within Romanian foreign policy. Bra According to the first, which he described as `the international policy system in Romania', Romanian obligations could be extended within the collective security framework.
45±88 (66±9). 2 The cabinet was in fact divided between pro-westerners and those who sought strong links with the Axis powers. This division reflected King Carol's decision to steer a neutral course between the Great Powers. Within this policy of informal neutrality between the powers, Romania's traditional alliances and western links were to be maintained. At the same time, relations with the Reich were to be gradually strengthened. With the king ultimately in control of foreign policy, there was to be no room for an overt pro-German policy as originally advocated by Goga and as still called for by his political partner, A.
Aelita by Alekseï Nikolaevitch Tolstoï