It is also important not to forget the enormous material assistance that the USSR provided to the liberated countries to eliminate the threat of hunger and rebuild their economy and infrastructure. This happened at a time when the ashes stretched thousands of kilometers from Brest to Moscow and the Volga. For example, in May 1945, the Austrian government requested food aid from the USSR because it “had no idea how it would feed its population in the next seven weeks before the new harvest.” The Chancellor of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Austria, Karl Renner, described the Soviet leaders` agreement to send food as a rescue act that Austrians would never forget. That is why I am convinced that one of the characteristics of the peoples of Russia is to perform their duty without feeling sorry for themselves if circumstances so require. Values such as altruism, patriotism, love of their homeland, family and homeland are still today fundamental and are an integral part of Russian society. These values are largely the backbone of our country`s sovereignty. The confrontation between Germany and the new allies was known as the first Moroccan crisis – a second took place in the summer of 1911, when France and Germany sent troops to Morocco – and led to an intensification and consolidation of the Cordiale Entente, when Britain and France, which aimed to confront German aggression, moved from a simple friendship to an informal military alliance and, later, to discussions and agreement with France`s ally, Russia. Until 1912, two powerful and hostile blocs had formed in Europe, with France, Britain and Russia, on the one hand, and an increasingly isolated Germany – with relatively lukewarm support from Austria-Hungary and Italy – on the other. Two years later, this unstable situation broke out during the First World War.
The Franco-Japanese Treaty of 1907 was an important part of coalition building when France took the lead in creating alliances with Japan, Russia and (informally) Britain. Japan wanted to borrow from Paris, so France subordinated the loan to a Russian-Japanese agreement and a Japanese guarantee for France`s strategically vulnerable assets in Indochina. Britain has encouraged Russian-Japanese rapprochement. Thus was born the Triple Entente Coalition that led the First World War.  It should be noted that during these discussions, ways to improve Anglo-Soviet relations were also studied. These contacts largely provided the basis for a future alliance and an anti-Hitler coalition. Winston Churchill distinguished himself among responsible and far-sighted politicians and, despite his notorious disaffection with the USSR, he was already in favor of cooperation with the Soviets. As early as May 1939, he declared in the House of Commons: “We will be in mortous danger if we fail to create a Grand Alliance against aggression.
The worst folly. that would be too much. Expel any natural collaboration with Soviet Russia… And after the beginning of hostilities in Europe, he confided, during his meeting with Ivan Maisky on October 6, 1939, that there were no serious contradictions between Britain and the USSR and that there was therefore no reason for tense or unsatisfactory relations. . . .