I was asked by Georgi to give my opinion, did Stalin really planned to launch the pre-emptive strike against Hitler in summer 1941 as described in the books of Suvorov. My short answer is, yes, he planned. The only question is when exactly? I suggest to read not only Suvorov on this topic as he is not having access to Russian archives but some other historians do. By now the archives are mostly closed again. Probably the best book which is written internationally on this topic is from A.Pleshakov “Stalin’s folly”. You can easily find it in Amazon. In Russian the new book on the same topic is written by Mark Solonin. I wonder how so many western “classical historians” even now try to ignore this massive evidence on Soviet plans. This probably comes from attempt to forget the first period of WW II, when Stalin and Hitler were best allies. Stalin’s plans of course didn’t make Hitler innocent victim of bad Stalin as he is described to be innocent victim of Hitler. They both were criminals and murderers, both killed lot of people and burned books. It is only hard to understand why so many people still believe that one of them is better than another.