Modernising Lenin's Russia: Economic Reconstruction, Foreign Trade and the Railways, 1917-24

Modernising Lenin's Russia: Economic Reconstruction, Foreign Trade and the Railways, 1917-24

by Anthony Heywood
     
 

ISBN-10: 052162178X

ISBN-13: 9780521621786

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Anthony Heywood reassesses Bolshevik attitudes toward economic modernization and foreign economic relations during the early Soviet period. Based on hitherto unused Russian and Western archives, the book examines an extraordinary decision made in March 1920 to import vast quantities of railway equipment in order to achieve rapid economic modernization.

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Overview

In this book Anthony Heywood reassesses Bolshevik attitudes toward economic modernization and foreign economic relations during the early Soviet period. Based on hitherto unused Russian and Western archives, the book examines an extraordinary decision made in March 1920 to import vast quantities of railway equipment in order to achieve rapid economic modernization. This is the first detailed case study of the government's import policy, and provides readers with a new perspective on Soviet economic development, revealing the scale of Bolshevik business dealings with the capitalist West immediately after the Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521621786
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #105
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1730L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Towards Economic Reconstruction, 1917–1920: The Birth of the Railway Imports Policy: 1. Prologue; 2. The revolutionary railway vision; Part II. Trade and Isolation, 1920–1921: Implementing the Railway Imports Policy: 3. Krasin's first results; 4. Approaches to Britain and Germany; 5. Second thoughts; Part III. Retreat, 1921–1924: 6. The new order; 7. Denouement; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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