Basil Dmytryshyn, The Foreign Policy of Catherine II;
In: A History of Russia, Prentice Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1977, pp.293-300.
In this excerpt the author offers a view of the political landscape with neighboring countries that led to Russia's acquisition of the lands on it's western and south-western flank. These lands eventually comprised the area known as the cherta postoiannogo zhitel’stva evreev, the Pale of Jewish Settlement.
Reproduced digitally DMYTRYSHYN, HISTORY OF RUSSIA, 1st edition, Copyright 1982. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.,
Upper Saddle River, NJ.