The myth of the preventive war. G. K. Zhukov’s plan of 15 May 1941: the problems of the interpretation

The attack of Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union is interpreted, both in Russia and in Hungary, along the lines of Goebbels's propaganda, by several historians as a preventive war. The article presents the misinterpretations, disprovals and misapprehensions of historians citing recently uncovered documents. The fate of the plan of Marshall Zhukov mentioned in the title also demonstrates the state of the historian's profession dealing with the World War II.