Les intellectuels au service de la République: le troisième voyage de Rafael Alberti et María Teresa León en Union Soviétique en 1937
The paper reconstructs the travel which Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet, took in 1937 to the Soviet Union, achieving a personal meeting with Stalin. Archival documents allow us to interpret this episode in different way. Formally it corresponds to the pilgrimages of Western intellectuals and writers to the Soviet Union. But in fact the story of this visit shows that the role of foreign writers who visited the USSR did not reduce to passive perception of Soviet propaganda. Writers also could be active participants in the policital process.