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Russia: Russia’s economic transformation is essentially one of conflict between the proletariat and peasantry.
A biography profiling the life of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. Includes source notes and timeline.
Communist Russia under Lenin and Stalin by John Hite; Chris Hinton; Chris Corin; Terry Fiehn
Publication Date: 2002-05-29
A comprehensive advanced core text on Russia from 1900 to the 1950s. It offers students an insight into the causes of the Russian Revolution in 1917; the nature, the achievements and failure of Lenin's and Stalin's regimes; and the ongoing historiographical debate about this period and the current reinterpretations of it.
Stalin by Sarah Davies (Editor); James Harris (Editor)
Publication Date: 2005-09-08
The recent declassification of a substantial portion of Stalin's archive has made possible this fundamental new assessment of the controversial Soviet leader. Leading international experts accordingly challenge many assumptions about Stalin from his early life in Georgia to the Cold War years--with contributions ranging across the political, economic, social, cultural, ideological and international history of the Stalin era. The volume provides a more profound understanding of Stalin's power and one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century.
Stalin - The Five-Year Plans and Collectivisation by Dave McGill; Nicolas Kinloch (Editor); S. Lang (Editor)
Publication Date: 2008-08-28
Advanced TopicMasters provide students of AS/A2-level History with detailed reviews of key topics on the exam board specifications in a challenging and stimulating way.
Russia/Soviet Union, 1917-1941 by David Thomas; Peter Laurence
Publication Date: 2018-07-31
Making the connection between history and its relevance to the lives of today's students, Stage 6 Topics in Modern History (Apartheid in South Africa 1960-1994, Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946, Russia/Soviet Union 1917-1941 Second Edition, and The Great War 1914-1919 Fourth Edition) have been written specifically for the new NSW Stage 6 Modern History syllabus to help students develop the key historical thinking and writing skills required for exam success and beyond. The series provides in-depth coverage of the new core topic, Power and Authority, and three popular elective topics Apartheid in South Africa 1960-1994, Russia/Soviet Union 1917-1941 and World War I. Each chapter has been carefully structured to develop an understanding of syllabus topics and sections, combining a narrative approach with a range of historical sources and sourcebased activity questions to develop a deeper understanding of key syllabus content. Comprehensive exam preparation support enables students to consolidate and reflect on their learning through end-of-section summaries and exam-style questions that directly address the syllabus outcomes and encourage students to think and write like an historian. The Interactive Textbook provides rich digital content such as video footage of historical events and personalities and digital activities to bring modern history to life.
Stalin's successors began their tenure with an unusual economic inheritance. Under the dictator's five-year plans, the Russians had achieved very uneven results.
At the height of the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine under Joseph Stalin, starving people roamed the countryside, desperate for something, anything to eat. In the village of Stavyshche, a young peasant boy watched as the wanderers dug into empty gardens with their bare hands. Many were so emaciated, he recalled, that their bodies began to swell and stink from the extreme lack of nutrients.
Dr. Harris explains why all Bolsheviks agreed on the need to overcome economic backwardness. He explores why Soviet industrialisation took the form it did in the late 1920s, and then explores a fascinating paradox: How the Soviet planned economy in the 1930s was at once both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure.
The early years of Joseph Stalin's leadership of the Soviet Union saw enormous changes from the years of Lenin. A major change was in the economic policy of the communist party. Stalin moved away from the New Economic Policy and created a series of five-year plans aimed at modernizing the Soviet Union to match its western counterparts. There were some extremely nasty parts to the effort, and this is the story of how his plans worked out.
Written in March of 1906 prior to the Stolypin land reforms that would take place in November of the same year.
The five-year plans of the Soviet Union, sometimes referred to simply as the five-year plans, or as “пятилетки” in Russia, were a series of plans designed to improve the economy of the Soviet Union through increased agricultural and industrial production at the expense of consumer goods. Created by a state planning committee, the plans aimed to bring the Soviet Union up to par with other Western nations, and establish the USSR as one of the great superpowers of the world.
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Golosov- public domain
This paper studies structural transformation of Soviet Russia under Stalin in 1928-1940 from an agrarian economy to an industrialized power. We analyze this change through the lens of a two-sector neoclassical growth economy.
By Mark Harrison Edited by Silvio Pons, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Stephen A. Smith, University of Oxford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press pp 348-376
After the triumph of the October Revolution in Russia the issue of how to develop a backward economy towards a socialist society took pre-eminence. The relationship between agriculture and industry was one of the key issues.
The drive to nationalize all the land in the USSR reflected Bolshevik ideology far more than the interests and desires of the peasantry or even practical considerations.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the long-standing dispute between Russian liberals and conservatives about the country’s development prospects was actively joined by a third force—the socialists, who professed to speak on behalf of the simple people.